My sister sent me this picture tonight. She took it earlier today as I was saying goodbye to my son, William. There is no way that she could have known the impact that this kind act would have on me. I needed it so badly. It has saved a part of me, in a way. It has reminded me that there is no power stronger than LOVE. Sometimes we don’t know what to say, or we say the wrong things—or we just don’t say anything at all. Sometimes we don’t know how to show our love for others. It can be so, so difficult.

This picture reminded me that love can be simple. It reminded me that love, for the most part, is made manifest in the small, intimate, quiet things that we do for others.

A picture.

A letter.

A smile.

A hug.

A glance.

What are you struggling with?

I don’t have all the answers. Nobody does. But I think if we can forget ourselves every once in a while, and do something for someone else, it might help eleviate some of the pain.

Hug someone.

Smile at someone.

Send a picture to someone.

Leave a random note for a stranger.

Tell someone that everything is going to be OK.

It’s difficult, I know, but try to forget yourself sometimes.

Thanks Julianna. I love you.


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