When You Fall For A Girl With A Big Heart

Brooke Cagle
Brooke Cagle

She’s different, this girl. You’ve known that from the second you laid eyes on her.

It’s the way she smiles, how it seems to stretch across her face like a child’s—innocent and unconscious. It’s her laugh, and the way that it sneaks into conversation and makes the moment just a little brighter. It’s the way she listens, with her eyes, staring into your soul, making you feel like you’ve known her all your life. You can feel your heart slipping as the moment lingers.

She seems to know you like no one else does.

And that’s because she sees you, the real you, behind all your layers.

A girl with a big heart knows that the world is a flawed place. She’s had her fair share of pain and disappointment, but she’s chosen to turn her face to happiness, not negativity. She’s chosen to wake up with a smile, chosen to see the light, chosen to find reasons to feel good, to bless others, and to live purposefully.

She’s always seen the world as big and scary, but believed that with small steps she could make it start to shine. She has no problem reaching out to others, giving change to the homeless, offering to help the sick, opening the doors for people behind her, or smiling at strangers, just because.

She believes in the good, in forgiveness, in generosity, and in appreciating the small things. She sees people as blessings and this life as beautiful. And she loves and loves and loves.

A girl with a big heart will change the way you see love. See, she’s not afraid to give all of herself to someone. She’s not timid. She’s not guarded. Instead, she opens. She trusts. She goes all in.

She sees people as opportunities—opportunities for love, for connection, for relationships, for growth, for happiness. And she loves because that’s what is inherent within her, to give to others and to put them first.

When you love a girl with a big heart, nothing before matters. Not the way you were treated, the past relationships that broke you, the trust that was crushed, the moments that left you feeling shattered. All that matters is her arms, her embrace, her beautiful soul wanting to love you in the best way she can.

She will erase the pain from your mind and build new memories. She will teach you how it feels to be cared for, to be trusted, to be safe.

She will make you laugh and cry, make you learn and grow, make you wonder how you were living on this earth without her all this time.

She will love you, and keep on loving you. Even when times get tough, even when you feel defeated, even when you’re scared to love her back the same way. She will love you when you’re tired and worn, when you’re lonely and closed-off, when you don’t think you could ever give her that same amount of love in return.

She will show you how, and you will.

See, the girl with a big heart is not perfect. But she loves so deeply. She continues, even after brokenness, and she continues because she believes in the power of two connected souls.

She will change the way you see relationships. She will change the way you feel when you get up in the morning, making you refreshed and renewed. She will bring more sunshine to your life than there ever was before. And I promise, her light won’t die out.

So find her, and don’t let her go. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

About the author

Marisa Donnelly

Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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