Speaking of Love

The most we are taught, as children, is to believe in love. They say that genuine happiness comes from a love that is true and pure. Well, it’s true. There is no greater happiness than loving a person and being loved in return.

Love is one of the best things that can happen to a person. It comes in your life in the least expected time and unconsciously sweeps you off your feet. It will make you realize how beautiful and bright the world is as long as you are together.

But despite all of these amazing things, love is far from a fairy tale. The fantasy that we hoped is what sets us up for disappointment. Because love isn’t always a bed of roses. It also has its thorns but you learn to love it, anyway.  It can bring you pain as much as it brings you happiness. It makes you cry but the thought of having someone who cares deeply for you, can make you smile instantly. That’s the beauty of it. You can just take the thorns off roses and be happy again.

But just as how roses bloom, they also wither. Love, no matter how much you take care of it, if it isn’t meant to grow and live, it will die.

Building a lasting relationship is hardwork, as they say. It is a long, sometimes painful process that shouldn’t be rushed. Some relationships had tragic endings despite their happy beginnings.

But don’t give up. Just don’t. No matter how painful it may be, love is still the greatest thing that can happen to you. Love isn’t all about waiting for your prince charming who would ride to your house on his white horse or finding a fairy godmother who can help you with just one wave of her magic wand. It’s about finding someone who values your worth and respects your dreams, and someone who would make you accept yourself and appreciate reality.