One of the great joys in my i love you, too journey is seeing proofs of love all around me. What began as an opportunity to share the i love you, too sign and play with the possibility of sharing our i love you, too stories has evolved into a lifestyle of Get Love. Give Love. When I launched the LoveYou2.org website in November 2010, I committed to myself that I would play with it (work on it, however you see things) for one year, completely unattached to the outcome but dedicated to following the whims of my heart and with a promise to have fun and embrace any fears I encountered. Little did I know how much fun I would have and the variety of love that would materialize. Love is a theme for my hours and days and weeks.
Inspired by the above Pierre Reverdy quote in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project & her Happiness Project goal to give proofs of love, I recognized I was on a journey documenting proofs of love around me. Some of these proofs of love were love notes I left for specific people or business. In fact, I think I spent an entire month posting daily love notes for different people in my life. I had so much fun dreaming up who would be next, where I would post their sign, what secret message I might weave into the text. My commitment to the i love you, too journey gave me the excuse to be bolder, to look for the love in my life and then document it.
I then began seeing proofs of love and messages of love in street art, nature, songs and poetry, interactions with strangers, really everywhere. I posted some of these proofs of love on my Get Love. Give Love. blog and started to document other proofs through status updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Of course as I start giving more proofs of love and being aware of love all around me, I start receiving more proofs of love like this anonymous love note, suggestions from my children, emails from friends far and near, brief conversations with strangers, memories and recognizing truly profound gifts of love from dear ones in my life.
I'm curating a virtual journal of proofs of love, it seems. What a concept. I want that job! What fun to be the curator of proofs of love in life.
Today's proof of love is arriving home from working and finding a vegetarian dinner in my refrigerator cooked up and left for me by my carnivore loving friend. Along with this darling love note: Dinner is served. Now that is a proof of serious love.