We all need love. There are many kinds of love in this world, both true and counterfeit. Sometimes it seems true love is impossible to find because of all the corrupt competition preying upon the purity of good hearts. Some misled lovers have learned to mistrust anything that resembles comfort or companionship for fear of their hearts being hurt again. Others, jaded by jerks, believe true love is just a myth to mock their loneliness. They still want to believe, but their tears fall in vain upon the deserts of their enduring, yet wavering hopes.
As the hourglass of our lives slowly shrinks, one grain of sand at a time, we may have forgotten how love brings us life and light when the rest of the world seems dead and dark. Those who have experienced such meaningful moments know true love and the prevailing peace the privilege provides. Those who have been passed by, or lost such a precious treasure, have experienced true pain; a pain so great that it seems there can be no healing for a heart so broken, no comfort for a heart so alone, and no forgiveness for a heart so betrayed, or left behind.
To those who have loved and lost; when for better or for worse became another empty promise, or when that love you waited for forever became blinded and bound by busyness; there are few words that bring comfort, but I know that love still believes in you.
Your heart may have been broken and beaten, but it’s still beating and no matter how many grains of sand fall before you find that hand to hold, those lips to kiss, or to hear the long-awaited whispers of, “I love you”, don’t stop living or loving yourself or your life. There are still good and great hearts out there waiting to love you; hearts you can trust and be safe with. I hope and believe that you will find that person, and that they will find you. Let your heart so shine. It’s your time to believe and love again.
When you find that love, honor and cherish it. It is a gift and a responsibility. It will become a union of strength and stability. Upon its foundation will be built homes of love and unity; warm hearths and hearts where courage is cultivated, poisons purged and broken hearts healed. When wielded wisely in our hearts and homes, love will guide and guard all who are within the never-ending reach of its endearing and enduring embrace.