“But you are going to make some man the luckiest, happiest man in the world someday.” I didn’t believe it.
We all have setbacks throughout our days. Most of them are minor, like oversleeping and running late. But sometimes, we’re faced with setbacks that knock the wind out of us and make us re-evaluate our lives entirely.
You are the only person that is in your presence at all times. Think about how much you like yourself when you’re alone. Do you like the person you are? Or are you too hard on yourself?
We aren’t given the people we want in life—we are given those we need. The ones to be there for us no matter what, in order to know true love. The ones who leave us early, to know the value of a life. The ones who treat us terribly, so we know what we deserve (and that we deserve better). The ones who break our hearts, so we know what healing is. The ones who defy us, to give us courage. They all come together to make us who we are.
I deserve to be happy… but so do you. Waiting around for something to never happen only promotes the stagnation of life, progression—it halts the future and what it has in store. What so many others our age forget to remember is this: love isn’t simply choosing to spend your life with someone. It is waking up every day and making the daily choice to spend the rest of your life with them. Love isn’t passive, it’s an action—a daily choice.
Is it really too much to ask for someone to actually be willing to invest time and energy into someone other than themselves?