You learn that she still knows more about love than you do.
I knew even though he was with me,
he still wasn’t all there
Whatever you are searching for in a friend or a partner, you need to become that person first. Is it generosity? Is it kindness? Is it intelligence? Is it fearlessness? Whatever it is, work on those qualities within yourself.
Sh*t doesn’t come easy. If it was easy, they’d call it baseball. (Just kidding.)
Living with sisters has taught them that women are only human, and while we can sometimes be a force to be reckoned with, we can hold a great conversation as well as a guy. And who doesn’t want a guy who will actually talk to you?
You are trying to make better choices with the arrival of each new day. And that you hope that if not today, then someday, they are proud to call you their son or daughter. Because that is all any child wants to believe.
I wonder if these feelings of resentment and shame were what my parents had pictured when they first made the decision to rename our family. Were they excited by the prospect of a new life in the Western world, picking out newfangled names like jelly beans in the candy store, rolling each one around their mouth, feeling the way its sounds melted onto their tongue?
You’re winning at life, because, what could possibly make any of us richer than giving and receiving love? In the end, love is all there will ever be.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and count to ten. All you need is a moment of courage.
You grieve because you love, and love is entirely personal. It hurts so much that you want to stay in the darkness forever, but perhaps if you step out of the dark for a while, you might remember what it was like to walk in the light.