Chandler Day 45: Love

DSC01510 (2)Today I got to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hannah. We went to dinner where we had our first date and then we went to the symphony. It was a great night and there’s no one else in the world I would have rather spent it with. As we sat in the symphony listening to a collection of romantic love songs, I started to think about love. It’s kind of a relevant topic today. Listening to those beautiful songs made me think about the things that love makes us do. It has inspired so much art, music, literature, beauty, selflessness, bravery, and sacrifice. It makes people paint masterpieces and write operas. It makes people do insane things. And it doesn’t always show up in these big ways. It shows in tiny little things. All the everyday sacrifices and little acts of kindness that one will do for someone they love. Like making them breakfast, or running an errand for them or making them soup and giving them a kiss when they’re sick. And all the tiny little gestures. Like holding hands, or the way you look at them, or holding them in your arms or kissing them. I’ve thought a lot about love and what it is. And I guess I think you love someone when you know you would do anything for them. And that means the big things and the little things. And for most of us, the big things don’t come up, or they don’t come up very often. But the little things. Those happen every day. And every day you do the little things for them because you love them.