“If the worst that can be said of me, is that I loved too deeply, or that trusted too openly, then…yes, I do…and it was…and it remains…worth it.”
I wrote that in one of my journals on April 7th, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
Maybe you have had similar feelings at times.
Why did I leave myself that open?
How could I trust someone like that?
Was that love or was that one of year of dysfunction in what has been a very ordinary life?
Did you stick your neck out for someone and almost got your head chopped off instead?
Given that might be how you felt, was it worth it?
I say yes.
Consider the following quote if trust may be an issue for you.
“I only know I was born on March 5th because someone told me. I don’t remember myself. So it’s fact based on second hand information and trust.” Jarod Kintz
Trust can really go back to our own date of birth.
We trust that our parents are our parents because they say they are.
Or that our birthdate is actually as we have been told.
We trust in relationships, both romantic, and platonic, because we choose to.
We choose to trust the other person.
How often have you asked yourself, “Is what I am in, and what I am feeling, is this love?”
I find myself at times at a point of disagreement with friends who say, “You make a choice to love. You choose who you fall in love with.”
Maybe I am just too much a romantic, naïve and actually enjoy love stories.
I honestly believe that God enjoys romance as well.
He loves love.
It is at the very center of his being.
I once wrote a piece entitled, I Loved You Before I Even Knew Your Name.
I believe that can happen.
That people are destined for each other.
What woman would want to know that she was merely a choice?
Not one, if they are honest.
Here’s a great quote from an expert in these matters.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss
Whether it is with a family member, friend, ex-this or ex-that, open yourself up to trust again.
I am far from being an expert on love, but I believe that you do not have to go looking for love.
Love will find you.
Simplistic and childish?
Who recognizes love quicker than anyone or anything else?
Children and animals.
If that is the worst that can be said of you…then your life will reflect no regrets.
“I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.” Psalm 52:8