It was a hard week. Maybe longer. Probably longer. I can remember saying to myself “I hate my life” and asking God’s forgiveness every night because of how blessed I am: Loving family, a couple of good friends (I don’t have many close ones), a warm bed, a job (two actually), my writing.
And then it happened. A text from a friend who had never texted me before. A simple “Happy Valentine’s Day” text with a photo of her dog whom I adore. That changed everything. The sadness went away. I can’t explain it. You’ve just gotta love the power of love.