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This week social media will be overflowing with hearts and flowers and all sorts of mushy feelings. Bless us, we love a good commercialized holiday.
But my heart is with the ones who are single, searching, and unsettled. My loyalty lies with the wife who sent her spouse to work today without a kiss because there’s so much distance between them right now it’s insufferable. I stand with the ones who know “soul mates” and “best friends” are fluffy and fun, but the most attractive thing alive is someone who rolls up their sleeves and commits to the hard work of marriage.
Love is not always bright and shiny and full of clichés, but we seek it out anyway because even though painful, it’s equally powerful. Love can change us (especially if we are generous enough to give it to ourselves).
So take some time today for your significant other—and for you. Kiss your kids, call a friend, eat the chocolate, but don’t compare. Don’t let someone else’s highlight reel or beautiful bouquet fool you. My greatest gift of love came in a way I never suspected, but always needed—the imperfectly perfect package of these two.
True love looks different for everyone. But the best part? There’s an abundance of it. You can find it everywhere—even in the hardships.
And even after this glittery day is long gone.
To More Love,