People ask me about my life and I tell them the truth, not because I want or need their pity but to teach them that the most painful experiences can teach us how to be a better person, a kinder person, a caring person. My life has had the occasion rose but mostly it has been filled with the thorns that draw blood and cause pain. I do not regret any of my experiences as they have given me something that I can give others, empathy. Each and every one of us experience life in different forms for different reasons.
The one who is rich, the one who is famous is not without learning and pain themselves, the poor and the homeless do not lose sight of what they have learned, survival, the blind and the at times hopeless find that they can finally see that there is hope. All of us have had our trials and tribulations, some of us more than others but that is how people evolve, people give to others, people receive as well. I feel like a punching bag at times, swinging back and fourth waiting for the next punch but I have also learned how to love, love the way it is meant to be displayed and given.
Love doesn’t come in a gift box wrapped up with a pretty bow, love doesn’t guarantee happiness and peace, love should never be relied on to make the payments and love should never be given to those that think they know what love is all about. Love and to love mean many different things to many people and some think it’s butterfly’s in the belly, thinking about the other person, wanting to be with that person all the time. To me, love is wanting the very best of the person that I love, I want them to be the best they can be for themselves and no one else, love to me is sacrificing my wants to fill someone elses needs, love is unconditionally, love is honesty, love is support and love is caring.
You know you love someone when you want only for them, you would sacrifice what ever you had to, to help them find their way, love is helping that person grow and find their way, love is encouraging and not controlling, love is sacrifice, love is not blind but sees what the heart feels. When you can love another in this way then you have found what is true, what is real and someone you could never replace with another face and perfect body. When you really love someone you help them to love themselves first and foremost, love is nothing more than giving.