Have you ever found yourself looking for a sign?
Sometimes we look for signs anywhere– horoscopes, the weather, dreams. When I was younger I remember consulting the Magic 8 ball when it came to matters of
boys great import.
Did you know that Google is also on that list? I realized that last week when I looked at the list of search engine words that led internet surfers to my site.
High on that list was one of the great philosophical questions, Where’s Waldo? (because of this post), but a very close second was Liam Payne, member of the crazy popular British boy band One Direction. Thanks to my YA reader friend Lydia, fans have been stopping by after Google searching for All Things Liam.
But by far the most interesting search phrase that landed one of those fans on my blog (and got me seeing Google as this generation’s Magic 8 ball), was this:
A sign that Liam Payne loves me.
Now I don’t believe I have any sort of psychic powers, BUT I do believe in the power of hope.
Hope got me through many crushes in high school.
Oh and believe me, I looked for signs that me and my crush were meant to be EVERYWHERE.
Like seeing his initials.
Or looking at the clock just when it showed his birthday.
Or turning on the car to hear his song on the radio.
My BF and I even hung out outside of Chrysler Hall simply because our boy band crush sang there once upon a time. I think we thought we could still breathe some of his air there.
Hope had us open for any sort of sign.
So I get the massive internet searches. And who knows? Maybe landing here on my blog is all kinds of meant to be–and I don’t want to disappoint.
In fact I love to make people smile, so I went on a search of all the things Google listed that people were looking for here (but couldn’t find).
Is that Liam’s mole/freckle?
Are these the lovely teeth you were looking for?
And the shoes only Liam could fill?
Oh and is this the hat you were looking for???
Nowadays I might see signs of love a little differently (like bringing me a cup of tea or washing the dishes), but my favorite part of looking for a sign?
Being open to hope.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
When it comes to love, have you ever looked for signs?