It’s funny how you start to find serenity in the smallest of things when you’re in love. The way your partner throws their head back in laughter and the way that their eyes light up when they talk about things they’re passionate about. There is no better feeling in the world.
It’s being happy to see the person you love happy. I loved him and his smile was the only light in the world most days. The way he scowls as he reads books. The way that he watches basketball so intensely and without making a sound. He focuses so hard on the game that he doesn’t even cheer when his favorite team is winning.
All these things make me so content and everything feels so right. I thrive off of his genuine happiness and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I find beauty in the way he covers me with the towel when we get out the shower and the way and rubs his nose against mine in the morning when he’s half asleep.
It’s mesmerizing to be this in love. It’s addictive and I never imagined that in life, so cruel, that happiness of this magnitude existed.
No one ever really explains to you that happiness lies within everyone and that you have the ability to make their happiness yours as well.
I found that out for myself when I heard him speak of the things he was so passionate about and I realized that his smile overfishing and sneakers and video games and boats made me happy.
I am forever grateful to be so in love with someone who has let me be a part of that. I imagine this is what it is to have a soulmate and I wish to spend the rest of my life seeing you smile.