I was finishing my errands for the day on June 1 when I noticed a shiny something on the parking lot surface. It seemed metallic and one side was pointed. I walked closer and picked it up. It was a fob, as for a cellphone or purse. At the end of the two inches of chain were two pieces of nickel.
One piece was an outline of a heart. It had six indentations where I suppose rhinestones had once been seated. Underneath it lay a flat heart-shaped piece with some words inscribed. Tilting it so the light hit it, I read the inscription. "I Love You" it said in neat lettering.
My thoughts that day had been rather grim. My financial situation gets more precarious, my savings are being eaten up, and I have begun to doubt that I can hold out until I complete some classes and can get a job in a new career. I have begun to doubt that there is in fact a place for me in the world, or that my life matters at all.
"I Love You" it said in neat lettering.
Thank you, God, or the universe, or Dad. I kinda love you too.