I've been feeling the love lately. In unexpected ways, and from unexpected places. I'm used to receiving love in specific ways, and from specific people..but when it comes along unexpected, I think I notice it more, and appreciate it more.
Seeing an old friend
Having a friend tell you how awesome they think you are
Standing in the snow for 30 minutes talking to your friend
Being pursued in friendships
Finding a little card in my pocket, telling me how much I'm appreciated.
I feel the love mostly from my friends. It was interesting to hang out with my good friend Thomas tonight. He has known me since I was 18, crazy! He is from LA, but was out here for work. He asked me if I still liked Philly. I got to explain the process of quitting Urban, and how in that I left my reasons for moving here, and had to find real ones. It's because I am a part of a community that I am so in love with. It's because I have the greatest, most real friends. I am no longer living here because my job moved me here. I am living here because I am choosing to, and I want to live intentionally with the people around me.
I've had a rough past several months. I like to smile, and say things are ok, but I've been struggling, and hurting a lot on the inside. As much as I love myself, and feel God's love for me- I wasn't feeling very loved outside of that. This past week + today I really felt loved. I'm so glad to be a part of a community that truly cares about me, and does the small things to make me feel loved and appreciated. I'm truly, very lucky.
I love, love. (I want to make a poster of that..)