Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.
This is from the beginning of “Love, Actually”. It has made it on to our list of annual Christmas movies to watch.
The above is the very beginning of the movie.
It’s a great reminder that love is all around us.
Sometimes we forget.
Sometimes we let ourselves fall into the trap of thinking only of ourselves. We forget that we are happiest and at our best when we are loving others.
At Christmas we are reminded of these simple truths.
Let these Christmas feelings soak in. Make them part of your day. Then sail right on past Christmas. Loving and serving others well into the New Year. Maybe if you are lucky, it will become a habit (if it isn’t already).
Make it a great Christmas.