I leave a little me in everyone I meet , as do they . I like to think that I fall in love with a persons' soul from the first conversation. What they enjoy , their habits , sometimes their style - all of these things I am intrigued by because truthfully everyone we meet holds a little of what we need. Typically , i'd think I was out of my mind for saying this but at a time when people shy away from the ideas of companionship and trust , I accept their challenges. Now don't get me wrong , I am not romantically in love . There are no butterflies that flutter through the pit of my stomach at the thought of my "loved ones" . No. What happens though , is that as I "learn" someone , I learn a little bit about myself. I've had people teach me the power in prayer and others help me develop my passion and purpose. For those things I'll always be grateful. I've also had people teach me that everyone does not mean well , how to remain calm in less-than-peaceful situations...and how to literally love the HELL out of people.
Though all of these relationships /friendships may not have survived the tests of time , the lessons that they taught me were well worth the bumpy ride. In every relationship I've had with a person , I've always made sure that we left each other on good terms . Why ? "Why?" is a good question . "Why not?" is even better . I personally believe that people come into your life for BOTH a reason AND a season. Quite honestly , those who have been around for a day , week , month or years have given me the same gift : wisdom. I choose to fall in love with people because once you've allowed yourself to be vulnerable , you become receptive to what it is that they have to offer. Everyone has something to offer. Even those who do you wrong . Yes , I love them too. They've taught me to be at peace with myself and to accept that which I cannot change. Prior to my love spell , I could hold a grudge tighter than kitchen kinks . Now , I've learned to forgive and to "let that hurt go .".
Obviously these feelings have not always been the same. I've "hated" people and wore my resentment like a badge of honor . I happily embrace this new found appreciation for those who hurt me , used me , the ones that grew out of the the friendship and the "unknown". I love you all so very much because you've taught me the lessons that only experience could provide. An experience that is unforgettable.