Our Definition of Love
Our definition of love and happiness I suppose can be defined individually.
Certainly, loneliness hurts. Sometimes we imagine someone else’s life to be beautiful and almost perfect. Then we’re defining love and happiness maybe based on how much they have acquired materialistically. But it’s just a thing, a tangible asset. It really doesn’t suffice for the long term. But rich, blessed, talented and successful people have problems just like anybody else.
It took me many years and three life threatening illnesses to define my happiness which ultimately was peace for me.
Because I traveled earlier in my career I was healthy and full of pizazz. A real drive within me, to go see different places and experience the city life; the professional life that my college degree afforded me. I was in a very good place then. I was completely healthy and that makes all difference in the world.
Losing a loved one through death can be the most challenging. Because it’s so final and your love for them turns into grieving. Lamenting all your experiences together. Each day having to wake up and face the reality of losing someone so precious in your heart and mind.
Rejection is cruel and confusing. It’s made to make you think you’re not good enough by someone else’s standards. I say, no one can define you, least of all destroy you.
Dealing with someone else’s jealousy or envy is almost a deal breaker. We are inimitable and that’s the very thing that defines you and I and everyone else. We are all made up of virtues and vices. I don’t usually waste my time trying to change someone else’s opinion of me. It’s greater and more beneficial to our spirit to maintain an equal respect for each other and admire our individual virtues.
But certainly, real enduring love is meant to be experienced. We love that person no matter what the challenges that you will experience together. They call it unconditional love. ~ Natalie at Natswritings.com