I read a quote once, and it went something like: love someone for who they are, not the parts of yourself you see in them. That got me thinking. Then I read another quote, and it went something like: love them for who they are, not for who you think they could be. And this really hit home for me.
I was told once by a gentleman I dated for a short while that he liked me because I was the first girl he didn’t want to change..... I was both pleased, and put off....then I remembered how I had fallen very deeply in love with the potential I saw in someone, rather than the person they actually were.....and I asked myself if that’s really any different...?
I still don’t really know what Love is, or what it means....I think I know what it isn’t, but that’s an entirely different story..... so I’ll end this slightly nonsensical ramble about love by expressing how I feel about it currently:
I love you for all the ways you are different from me. Because you are infinitely more patient than I am. Because you are calm. Because your smile starts small and gets big in a shy way. Because you eat cereal, and drink orange juice for breakfast. Because your touch is always gentle. Because you never yell. Because you always take time to think about it, before you say anything. Because you make me a better version of myself, without ever asking me to change. Because you hold quiet space for me. I love you because you are you. Thank you for letting me be me.
(I promise our faces don’t always look that squinty, but it was real bright out lol)