A thousand million thoughts have been making its long and arduous journey, across the sinking sands of time, past and present, to reach this very moment.
And yet surprisingly, on the eve of 11.11.11, the feeling is liberating.
With news of a thousand couples set to be married tomorrow, their stories of proposals and triumph paraded for the whole nation to see.
I was amazed I feel no pain, no envy, and no wish to be one of them.
I look at pictures of the blissfully wedded brides-to-be on the beautifully symmetrical date of number ones—and actually feel happy—FOR ME! 🙂
Someone Up There had a better plan for me all along.
In the process of making that happen, my life has been turned upside down, inside out—for good and for love’s sake!
And I can honestly say, I’ve never been happier as a person or more secure about myself or been this comfortable in my own skin. I’m still a work in progress but I’m loving the progressions made so far.
It took a lot of pain and hurt and anger and confusion and grieving and fear to get to this place of growing and trusting that everything’s gonna be okay—but it’s been so worth it.
All my life, I’ve given the power of happiness and love, to another person.
I’ve made him my sun, my moon and my stars.
That is A LOT for a mere man to live up to! It always feels great at first, both for the worshipped and the worshipper.
But what happens when the sun doesn’t shine anymore and the rain doesn’t end?
Ours wasn’t a love story that would stand the test of time.
He is not God. I shouldn’t have expected him to be so.
Like most men, he was gone like the wind.
Here today, not always here tomorrow.
And here I am, in the present…
…Single, but wiser.
Stronger and happier, and more loved up than I’ve ever been.
The good news is it has nothing to do with a man—but everything to do with Love.
And that, my Lovers, is the secret to your happiness.
You can be with a person and be the loneliest person in the planet. You can rock the biggest diamond and still be the unhappiest person in the world. You can live in a mansion and still be the poorest person at heart.
What you seek, you already have—all along.
LOVE is what you are.
So come 11.11.11–let’s raise our glass and give a toast! To Love. To Life. To YOU. 🙂
Be Love and Be Loved,
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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