Someone You Love
Find someone who loves you well. Someone who doesn’t belittles you. Even in the heat of an argument. Love someone who is gentle with you but does not treat you like you are fragile. Find someone who knows what you are capable of and celebrates those pieces of you. Not someone who is intimidated by your strength. Someone who doesn’t make you feel guilty for being flawed. It is not love’s job to punish you. And remember the person you love is just as broken as you are when they fall short. No one is perfect – do not hold them to this standard. Find someone who is patient, forgiving, and apologetic. Find someone who practices forgiveness freely and often. Love someone who is humble, kind, and empathetic, not only with you but with a beggar on the street, or a stranger in the supermarket. Common courtesy is important. Compassion is important. Kindness is important.