I’ve been thinking about this video ever since my daughter Katherine showed it to me the other day.
It’s now been viewed nearly 30 million times and that number keeps growing.
That tells me that the power of love, the belief in love, and the demonstration of it is what we are all looking for.
In the richest and most powerful nation on earth, it’s not the fancy smartphone or the new big screen television that we really want.
You don’t have to stand in long lines for it. It will never go on sale. And if you have it, you will truly be admired by your neighbors.
The young woman in this video has love that is, as her fiancé says, worthy of the movies. It’s actually better than the movies because it’s real.
This holiday season — and every day forward — may each of us look at the real love we have in our lives right now.
Let’s value the love that our family and friends show us in large and small ways every day. Let’s stop fantasizing about what we see in the movies and focus on the real thing.
Then gather the real love around you and go to the movies. Go ahead: laugh, cry, eat popcorn, whatever you want.
And after it’s all over, you get to go home with the real thing.