Friday, May 13, 2011

Good things.

"We accept the love we think we deserve.”
- Stephen Chobsky

I hope on the cloudiest of days, the rainiest of moments and the hardest of times, you feel love. I hope through all the pain and heartache, you find a reason to smile. I hope you know you deserve love. You deserve to be loved and respected, by yourself and others. You need to realize and believe this more than anyone.

I hope you aren't too hard on yourself.
You deserve good things. Not only good things, but the best things. I hope you never settle. The moment you settle for less than you are worth, you ultimately end up failing no one but yourself. So get out there, and find love. Whether it’s love for your life, your job, love for yourself or even love for another. Maybe you want to find the meaning of your life and find a passion and flame that will never go out. Maybe you want to find that one person you will spend the rest of your life with…just maybe. So do it, get out there and be you, be real and be raw. Open yourself up to experience and change. I want you to feel passion and happiness for your life.

You deserve it.

And maybe, just maybe…you’re out searching for love for yourself. Because at the end of the day, you are still your worst critic when you need to be your biggest fan. So make it about you. This life is long and it’s tough and things won’t always go your way – that is a given. You will never make it through life if you are selfish, but in this case, think about yourself. Go searching for what will make you happy, what will make you feel loved…maybe just go on searching to find nothing, nothing at all but happiness. To appreciate everything you encounter and understand that the quest for self-happiness, comes from self appreciation, self love and sending love out into the world. Take each day as it comes, and send as much love out into the world, smile at strangers and walk with a sense of confidence. This life is yours, you are in control and happiness and love – they are on the way.

In the end, you want to do what makes you happy and be with who makes you smile.

On second thought...maybe if we stop searching and trying so hard, maybe if we just left life to unfold how it must, appreciating and being thankful for every day…maybe then it will show up,  clear as day: the love we were meant for, the love we deserve. 

And not only good things, but the best things.

"My life is damn near perfect, but every once in a while I think about 'that guy', and the fairytale thing we once had. I wondered if we'd still be together, because the minute it got hard, the minute it stopped being a fairytale, I cut and I ran. Real life is hard. Real life takes work. Real life is sometimes thoughtless and mean, but that doesn't cancel out the love. So if you don't love this girl, walk away. But if you look at her and you know she's the one, you owe it to yourself to give it a second chance.” 
- Private Practice 

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