“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.” ― Bob Marley
Loving someone unconditionally, openly, and freely is a wonderful thing.
When I read what Bob Marley said it opened my heart to review my past loves and what lessons I’ve learned over the years. What I do know for sure is – I love deeply. Each person has touched my heart and will forever remain in my heart. Each of them came into my life, loved me in their own way, and taught me lessons I needed for finding the right person for me.
I love that I occasionally hear from past loves because even though we didn’t work out, we loved each other enough to want the other person to be happy and to find love that is special for them. I think that in itself speaks volumes about love and respect for one another. When you truly love someone, you want their happiness above your own.
As I sat one evening this week talking to my friend, I told him that I had heard from two very special people this week. I hadn’t heard from these past loves in a while and they had both called within 24 hrs of each other. While I loved hearing from both of them, my soul was touch deeply by what each one said to me and hearing their voices again brought back a flood gate of emotions. I will always cherish their love, their friendship, and their part in my life.
Life is a journey. We meet people along the way that touch us deeply. I will forever remember each love and their special gift in my life’s journey. I look forward to my next love, making them laugh, causing them to think twice, helping them achieve their dreams, being their friend, listening to their thoughts and feelings, connecting to their heart and soul, and giving them my heart.