Hello Wild Ones 🌻🌻🌻
I hope you are well and that great things are happening for you. My prayer is that you know how awesome you are. I am currently really proud of how awesome I am and the dope things I continue to do.
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This series hopes to explore love using different words. I am just going to write what comes to me. I hope you enjoy it and learn something.
You can easily love someone because of than to love someone inspite of.Unknown
In 2020 I learnt about love through three different people and when I thought about them all, the recurring word was acceptance. Acceptance as in taking people as they are and loving them as they are.
The first person taught me two things; falling love with the possibilities of who a person could be only leaves wishing for them to become that person. You are always wishing and praying that they change. Maya Angelou said “When a person shows who they are, believe them”. I refused to believe this and it found me in a very tricky situation. The other lesson was not everyone is going to want all parts and seasons of you and that’s perfectly fine. I was dumped because I was too depressed. At the moment, I was confused how someone who loved me could do this to me. I wasn’t prepared to get at them so I chose to be angry at love and it’s inability to keep that relationship together. Now in hindsight, the person was not obligated to love me and stay when I was going through my worst and that’s okay.
The second person who taught me about acceptance was me. I spent so many days goggling “How to commit suicide painlessly and in a way that couldn’t discovered as suicide.” I was tired of myself and wanted to end it all but in a way that wouldn’t leave anyone in pain because I committed suicide. Through therapy, I was able to discover I was just trying to escape the pain inside me. I had to accept the pain is mine and I need to learn how to deal with it. I learnt that I will forever be with myself so I better learn to accept and love myself right.
The third person taught what it is to selflessly love someone. They never made me feel like there was anything wrong with me. I discovered that there are also people who will love you as you are. It’s the best thing. I also learnt that genuine love doesn’t always come in romantic. You can find the most beautiful kind of love when you are accepted as you are. It even pushes you to be better daily. There’s always someone out there for you so don’t ever break yourself down, just keep loving and improving yourself.
What comes to your mind with regards to love and acceptance?
With Loooooove and Sunshine 💖🌞💖🌞, Jackie