Spreading the Love
Thanksgiving is here (in the U.S. anyway), and I love this time of year for several reasons:
- People stop for a second and take the time to think of what they are thankful for in their lives.
- Food. Food. And more food. Especially that sweet potato dish with the marshmallows on top.
- Christmas movies! I’ll watch Christmas movies year round if I’m in the mood, but it’s more fun to watch them when it’s cold outside while drinking hot chocolate. I may live in Southern California where it doesn’t get cold by most standards, but I consider anything below 65 “cold.”
One of my favorite Christmas movies is Love Actually. I know parts of it are super cheesy, but I love Hugh Grant’s opening monologue in particular:
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”
Look for the love, and you’ll find it.
So let’s spread the love and joy, because what’s the point of life if you don’t enjoy it?