Being a love addict can be a good thing. Not everyone is capable of feeling such deep emotions, and to have them is a gift. So, with that said, here is my tribute to those who love love....
I would do anything for love, like:
- Pull up my roots and head for the hills. Happiness is loving, and if you find it in a rural town in the outskirts of nowhere, go for it! How often does lightning strike twice? Or emotionally available men knock on your door? Or a deep, meaningful, emotional connection happen in your current life? Yeah, I'd relocate to be by the side of someone who "gets me."
- Start out from scratch, but this time, with a guy who's worth it. I've given up everything in the name of love. But I was bamboozled, and the "love" was smoke and mirrors combined with rose-colored glasses. Imagine how awesome life could be to start from zero with a real hero, and make your destiny grow together? Ah, the beauty of happy endings--or happy "new beginnings."
- Embrace a change of scenery. I want to enjoy the majesty of this world while I'm still sane. How wonderful would it be to see it with someone who really appreciates you, wants to see the beauty with you, and envisioned the same dream? For the one you love, even an igloo on the North Pole would be a love shack.
- Fall for someone by seeing your mirror image before knowing what he or she looks like. What? How does that happen? How can someone see you without knowing what you even look like? It's called emotional connection. It's the stuff they write mushy romance novels about, and if I can, I will make sure to do so.
- Give up my worldly possessions. That was easy. Tangible objects aren't what make you happy. When someone makes you feel like a shining star, it supersedes being the wealthiest person in the world. A big house doesn't make you happy. Nor does a fancy car. Money doesn't buy love, but true love is priceless.
But I won't do that:
- Let a man lie to me. Or cheat on me. Or deceive me in any way. I am all real. I expect no less than what I offer.
- Let my children suffer. Or let other children suffer. They come first. My first obligation is to them, but I have more to give in my future.
- Lose myself in a relationship. I have found myself in life, and I can not, or will not, give my identity, needs, wants, hopes or dreams up for someone just because I fall in love. If he loves me, he will bring out the best in me, including my pursuits in life. They are good, anyway... he should know that if he pursues me!
- Hang on to a bad relationship. I certainly hope I've learned lessons in life. "You fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!" I need to let go if things don't work out. God give me wisdom and strength to learn from my mistakes.
With that said, I wish everyone a happy and fulfilling life. Hope is forever abundant if you let it in. Lightning can strike twice. I sure love a good storm.