In 2018, Let Yourself Fall Madly In Love

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In 2018, let yourself fall. Give yourself the time and the patience it takes to let go of your guards and throw away your walls. Let 2018 be the year you stop being so afraid of love. And let it be the year you put your heart first.

I know you’ve been so afraid of being hurt. I know you’ve been scared to put your heart on blast. I know you’ve started to think about giving up. And you’ve been hurt one too many times.

I know you’re tired of trying. You’re tired of being led on and left again and again. I know you feel like you shouldn’t even have hope anymore. You see the tunnel, and all you see is darkness. You’re losing sight of any light that survives in the distance.

It’s been difficult lately. Difficult to believe that there is someone out there for you. Difficult to believe that there is anyone out there that would be so excited to love and to adore you.

Maybe you miss someone from the past. Maybe you miss your first love. Maybe you miss someone who you weren’t even involved with. Or maybe you just miss the feeling of love. Maybe you miss being held on cold nights. And perhaps you miss feeling safe in someone’s arms.

It’s time to make a change. It’s time to lift your own spirit. It’s time to look at yourself in the mirror and smile. It’s time to realize that you are special. That you are worth true and big love. It’s time to recognize your strengths and the beautiful things about you.

Don’t let your past get in the way. Don’t let people from before, dictate your happiness for the now.

Let 2018 be the year you stop throwing yourself a pity party and start believing in your own heart.

Let yourself jump and fall. Let yourself meet new people and fall in love with someone simply from the way they look at you. Touch their hand and let it send you sparks into your veins. Let yourself be enchanted by someone’s smile. Let yourself become enamored by someone’s heart. 

Fall madly and deeply and love and don’t apologize for it. Let this love fill up all your broken parts and opened wounds. Fall in love over and over again and don’t ever lose hope.

If you get hurt, don’t you dare give up again. Don’t you dare bow your head. Don’t you dare tell yourself that it’s your fault.

Let 2018 be the year you set your sights for greatness. And one day, on a frozen day in February or on a warmer day in June, you’ll meet him or her. And you’ll meet the person you were meant to be with. All because you never gave up. All because you never lost sight of what you wanted.

Let yourself fall in love. Let yourself breathe the love and the adoration inside of your heart. And don’t ever stop looking. Don’t ever stop. Because without love, what do we have? And without hope, do we have anything at all? Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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