This Valentine’s Day, I’m reminded about all the little things in this world that are full of love. It’s amazing to think about all the infinite sources of love all around us. And I get so excited when I come across little reminders everyday that we are loved and there is someone out there that loves you.
The photo above is from Santorini, Greece, when I traveled there over Spring Break last year. I loved how the blue letters stood out boldly against the red rock on the Red Beach on the island. Santorini is a place for falling in love–with nature, with people, with life. And I loved feeling the blessings of beauty and love all around me–that day and everyday.
Sometimes it’s hard to feel loved, but looking back on photos like these reminds me that there is so many acts of love that go unnoticed. So many gifts like these to find in the world. It’s all about being open to around surroundings and finding the small details that shine brightly and beautifully in the world.
For me, I think love is found in nature. It’s in the way that the sun shines each morning, how rain cleanses us and restores us, how there are so many treasures to be found simply by exploring. I think love is found in our relationships, of course, with friend and family. And even with people we don’t know yet. It’s the simple act of kindness to a stranger that goes a long way.
Love is in the words we choose. It’s in what we say, write, produce and make. Love is art. It’s creating something new and refreshing.
Love is in our homes. It’s in the way we laugh with one another and find the little quirks that makes our friends and family different yet so special.
Love is in the surprises. When you come across an amazing place. Receive a nice compliment or a good email. It’s in the letters we write. Our coffee dates. The care we take to clean our houses, and respect our environment.
And while I can continue to say that love is in all the little moments. It’s also in the big ones. It’s also so big that I can’t describe it, and I can only point you to the one that is–our savior who completely describes love. God is love. We can’t know love without knowing him. And as we live in this world around us, it completely amazes me how so much love there is to go around. And there’s so much to experience, to share, to find, and to give.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, friends. I thank you for following this journey of mine through this blog and through each of us finding our own creative adventures we are called to do. Wishing you wonderful weekends and hearts overflowing with love and joy!