I told my parents to wake me up if sunset is amazing, I don’t want to miss that due to my afternoon nap. My dad called me continuously until I answered as the sky was amazing during sunset. It had drizzled in afternoon so I was expecting the sunset to be this nice. I felt heard and loved that my parents did not ridicule such a weird ask. I told my partner’s dad that we have been searching for a good juicer online but couldn’t find an effective one, he arranged for it and sent me the one I wanted the next evening. It felt like a blanket of warmth and love. The only processed juice I love is Guava and whenever my partner is shopping for groceries, he gets it for me. It feels nice to have someone who remembers what you like. I love sunsets, clouds, moon and all things sky and this small sister of mine makes sure to click and send me when she sees something beautiful or tags me on them if she finds them online so that I can see and feel happy. It really makes my day so much better. I have a weird thing about someone else looking at my pictures without my permission, even if they are close to me. One whole portfolio of pictures of me was sent to my best friend and she messaged me, “listen I have the photos, don’t worry I will see them if and when want me to”. It is heartwarming when someone understands my insecurities without asking for a reason or ridiculing it. One other.
It’s all in the small things. Love is not expensive, grand or difficult. It’s simple gestures of hearing, acknowledging, remembering what people you love care about. I am grateful for amazing people around me who show me love in various ways. It’s not all rosy, ofcourse they miss and make mistakes too but I guess we need to remember the love they showed us during such down times. We are all humans. While we should not settle for anything less than love, we should also not expect moon everytime.