There Are People Out There Who Still Know How To Love

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It’s crazy how life works sometimes. You get that one call or that one message you’ve been waiting for you and it doesn’t move you. You finally get the declaration of love that you once prayed for and it doesn’t fill your heart with joy. You get the apology you’ve been wanting to hear and it doesn’t soften your heart.

I guess this is what happens when you’ve been the one who’s always extending your love to those who didn’t deserve it. When you’ve waited long enough for people who never showed up on time. When you’ve been the one who tried to mend and fix everything only to have the other person break it. I guess this is what happens when your heart has had enough. I guess this is what happens when you remember that you deserve the same kind of love you’re always giving.

I guess this is what happens when you realize that time changes everything. Distance gives you the closure you need. Self-love reminds you of your worth. I guess this is what happens when you realize that you still know how to walk away, you still know how to detach, you still know that there are better people out there for you. People who want to offer you a solid kind of love that doesn’t leave you wondering. People who inspire you to become better because they have unwavering faith in you and your abilities. People who want to take care of you. There are people out there who can see your worth right away. They don’t need constant reminders. They don’t need to explore to know for sure. They don’t need to lose you first to appreciate you. There are people out there who are ready to surprise you and redefine everything you thought you knew about love.

And I guess when you meet these people, that one message doesn’t mean anything anymore. That one call is better left unanswered. That person belongs to your past, not your future. Their reality no longer belongs to you. You belong to the ones who don’t make you suffer. You belong to the ones who don’t keep you waiting. You belong to the ones who inspire to love deeper and laugh harder. You belong to the ones who enhance the most beautiful parts of your soul instead of forcing you to hide them.

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2 thoughts on “There Are People Out There Who Still Know How To Love”

  1. This is so beautiful and meaningful to me and it reminds of a haiku I wrote in January on this topic, about trying so hard in a relationship and reaching that saturation point of emptiness:
    “Who knew that last fight
    Would reduce our love account
    To a zero sum.”
    @zimmermanvicki

    Thank you, Rania, for your written words of wisdom, which I find so helpful right now. I also really loved your piece about “things falling apart.” There are some of us who are afraid to leap, who are frozen or folding in, weighted down by the powers of others and who cling to the imprisonment of security as our confidence lags. Reading what you write emboldens the fledgling strength inside of us. With love and gratitude!

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