To The Ones Who Show Us How We Should Be Loved

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To the ones who rescue us from our heartbreak. The ones who don’t understand how anyone can fall out of love with us. The ones who see our beauty, our imperfections, our depths and stay. The ones who are waiting for us to be ready again so they can show us the kind of love we deserve, the kind of love we lacked and the kind of love we’re able to give.

To the ones who tell us we’re beautiful even when we’re crying, even when we’re failing, even when we can’t find a single thing we like about ourselves. The ones who slowly make us believe again; in life, in love and in our potential. The ones who unknowingly bring us back to life just by being there, just by supporting us, just by listening and just by reassuring us that they’re not going anywhere.

To the ones who try to understand us even when we don’t understand ourselves, even when we’re struggling to find meaning in our lives, even when we keep changing our dreams, our opinions and our plans. To the ones who stand next to us when everyone is walking away. The ones who don’t expect us to be happy and fun all the time, the ones who don’t make us feel guilty for our pain or our suffering.

To the ones who show us what love really is. The ones who set the bar too high, the ones who respond to our texts on time and keep the conversation going, the ones who try to see us even when they’re busy, the ones who ask us deep questions because they’re genuinely interested in getting to know us, the ones who don’t find excuses or give up too easily when something goes wrong and the ones who remind us that those who truly want us will do whatever it takes to be with us.

To the ones who might not stay forever but they stay long enough for us to heal, for us to realize that we deserve to be loved and we’re not asking for too much. The ones who come into our lives to show us that those who broke our hearts weren’t right for us, they didn’t respect us, they didn’t appreciate us and they didn’t know how to treat us.

Thank you for showing up when we really needed you to. Thank you for showing us that we’re worthy of love and a love that’s greater than what we wished for. Thank you for giving us hope. Thank you for renewing our faith. Thank you for being fearless and loving everything the others were scared of. Thank you for reminding us not to settle for half-love or almost relationships or excuses or maybes. Thank you for showing us that we can be a priority. Thank you for reminding us that those who love us will always put us first.

Thank you for making us smile. Thank you for making us laugh. Thank you for making us forget that we were ever broken. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Rania Naim is a poet and author of the new book All The Words I Should Have Said, available here.


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Rania Naim

Writing makes me feel alive. Words heal me.

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