Love and Texting

Dear Optimists,

I was on the train today and seemed to be surrounded by many college students heading to the university. I noticed a trend and started really paying attention to my surroundings and then realized a common occurrence:

The person gets a text, they read it, and smile this HUGE smile that covers half of their face. This is not a smile that appears from a joke or funny comment; I’m talking about a glowing smile that says they’re in love.

And now that I’ve started looking, I’ve noticed it more and more often. It’s nice believing that the whole world is slowly falling in love, even if it is via text. And even if these are just crushes, who cares? A crush can lead to love…