I don’t want you to wait until you have nothing left so you can remember that you have me. I don’t want you to wait until your world comes crashing down on you so you can realize that you need me in it and I don’t want you to wait for an emergency so you can finally understand that I will always be your emergency contact.
I don’t know why we’re programmed to realize what’s important when we’re about to lose it or when we’re about to lose ourselves.
I don’t know why we don’t value people until we lose our own value.
Maybe I can be like that too — but not when it comes to you.
The difference between me and you is that I always knew I wanted you; no matter what life threw my way. I knew I wanted you when things were good and I know I needed you when things were bad.
I didn’t need a crisis to remind me that you’re the person I want by my side and I didn’t need a crisis to understand what you mean to me.
It’s easy to be vulnerable when you’re down but it takes a lot of courage and a lot of strength to be vulnerable when you’re strong, when you’re capable, when you know you can survive on your own but you choose not to.
You don’t have to wait for a crisis to realize you love a person — instead — you find the person who will love you during a crisis, you find the person who will face any crisis with you.
Because if you’re always waiting for something bad to happen to realize what’s good in your life, you might not find any good left.
If you’re always thinking that people will come save you after you deliberately abandoned them, you will be strangling yourself.
Because people who’ve waited long enough for someone who didn’t show up leave without coming back.
Sometimes the real crisis is not realizing how much someone loves you and how important they are to you when they were around.
Sometimes the real crisis is not letting people know that you want them in your life and that you don’t want to let them go.
You had to wait for a crisis to realize that you love me. You had to wait for a crisis to realize that you had to fight for me.
Now all I can say is sorry, sorry I can’t be there for you this time, sorry you had to wait for a catastrophe to remember me and I’m sorry that I’m no longer a crisis management expert.