thank·ful

I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.

There are two types of people in this world. Those who are left broken from the hardship and those who come out stronger. I belong to the second one. The mistakes i have made and the failures I have faced in the past have given me the best lessons of life. Without them I would not have been what I am today.

I am thankful for the power of love. Have you ever wondered how different the world would be if we lacked the ability to love and be loved? Love means letting go of expectations. Expectations are just your requirements for “acceptability” of loving someone. But true love has no expectations. It simply loves “as is.”Love doesn’t equal possession. Just as the saying goes, “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, then it never was.” There is truth to that. Love allows people their freedom. It doesn’t hold tightly and crush their wings in attempt to keep them. True love doesn’t want to possess. It is willing to set you free if you want to be.

One of the things we try to teach kids is that there is a clear difference between a want and a need. Needing someone is a feeling based in fear. You fear that you can’t live without them, so you need them. And remember, fear is the opposite of love. Wanting someone in your life gives them the freedom to leave, but still shows them you love them.

There’s only one happiness in life; to love and be loved.

 

 

 

 

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