This morning a I woke to an email that simply stated "I love you".
I do not know the sender of this email, and the context is a bit is obscured. But the meaning is unimportant. We should all wake to such messages on a daily basis. To start the day with a message of love, what could be better? It would be life changing? It could be be world changing.
We are all surrounded, inundated, absorbed by so much negativity and emotional neglect it's amazing that we muddle through with the faintest smile. So to you I say, today — turn off your TV, put down the paper, shy away from the negative chatter that fills most halls, and know deep in your heart that you are loved.
I love you.
I love you when you are perfect. I love you when you feel seemingly flawed. I love you when you talk to much and I love you when you are terribly witty. I love you when you cut me off in traffic and give me the bird. I love you when you offer me your spot in line for no apparent reason.
I love as you grow and move, have babies, get wrinkly and gain a few lbs. I love you when you are dressed to kill. I even love you when you are wearing flats. I love you even when when you don't love me back. I love you when it's really hard to tell — we all have our testy moments. With any luck I will love you for the rest of my life.