Love the where you are. There will always be things we don’t love about the places we live. Maybe it’s the traffic, or the trash, or the loneliness, or the violence. Maybe the graffiti gets you down (not everyone sees it as art). Or the broken sidewalks. Or the vacant businesses. Or the thriving businesses. Or the strip malls. But there is something to love there, too. Everywhere I’ve lived, everywhere we are, is lovable somehow.
If we can remember to love the great big things or quirky little things that first made us fall in love with our place, we can remember to work to make it great. Our wheres shape how we live every day. Our wheres make us better or worse. Our wheres say something about who we are. Take a little time to love your place today. Love your where.
Thank you for the reminder. I like to say, “In all things be grateful and be reminded of how good it can get.”