“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” (Mitch Albom quotes)

Learn to love again, we often forget what it truly means to love all things surrounding us.  The greatest and most powerful gift one can grant to another is love.  We must aim to do onto others as we want done unto ourselves.  If you want to be loved in ways that you express to others, then they should be willing to express the same effort in return.  Settling for one-sided love isn’t worth the battle, as it usually ends up the way you didn’t want it to be.

We must all learn to decipher the difference between genuinely expressing love, genuinely receiving love, and loving in denial.  Just because you love a person doesn’t mean that you have to let them treat you bad, as this is a reflection of what you are used to, and this to me represents a life by way of denial.  You fear being lonely, so in turn you accept irrational behavior done unto thyself by others.  The company you keep should really be the company you know would do everything in return that you would do for them.  Denial truly causes one’s thought process to be jaded with excuses that allow for conditions to seem feasible.

One must take the good with the bad and come to a point in life where they will have to let things or people go who are leaching onto them for unfriendly reasons.  It is sometimes so obvious when people only want you around for their benefit, so why not be the gardener and say out with the weeds already?  We must condition ourselves, to appreciate our flaws and all, to the point that we become strong enough to accept life without the things that we believe to need.  Find faith in god, find faith in hobbies, find faith in love; find faith in the fact that life goes on and so should you.

“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” (Don Juan deMarco (1995))

Love truly conquers all, whether it is the love projected towards, from your family or friends.  It will find it’s way to you in due time, one shouldn’t expect love, god grants us enough to survive and it often seems that we choose not to embrace the granted love given, but strive for the love that we can’t have.  You are given what is needed, you will not have what you expect at all times, so live freely in the moments that exist.  I expected to be a millionaire by 21, although I am no where near being one, I can honestly say my soul is as rich as it has ever been.  Don’t settle for bad situations, replace the void with caring for yourself and others who appreciate it.