So often we are faced with life's numerous challenges. Sometimes they cause us to darken and make us steer off of our destined paths. Not all of these obstacles are darkening per se but more often than not when looking back, they are. When you've been in a toxic relationship you don't see clearly. You don't think there could possibly be anyone in the world who could make you genuinely happy. I'm here to tell you that this simply is not true.
"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." - Dr. Seuss
If you were to ask me if I believed in true love, soul mates and all that jazz a year ago, I would probably burst out laughing and tell you that you're insane. If you were to ask me now, I would smile and say without hesitation..."yes." Life is full of unexpected and unexplainable things. Sometimes these "things" are people. Sometimes we fall in love with these people and if you're lucky...you'll find the person that you were destined to be with. The timing may not always be what you'd hoped for and it may seem as if it's impossible at times but always remember that God will never put anything in front of you that you can't handle.
"I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt you planned on falling in love with me but once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us." - Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
There is nothing quite as incredible as having a strong emotional and physical connection with someone. I had thought I'd felt this before but it turns out that I was wrong. Sometimes you are blinded by what seems like love but it isn't until later that you realize that you didn't even know what love was. Finding someone who allows you to be yourself without any judgment is another beautiful feeling. It's even more beautiful to find someone who is their true self in your presence. The ability to open up and drop all of those walls and boundaries with someone is not something that comes easily. Once you find someone who you share this common rarity with...grab on to them with both hands and don't let go.
"Don't question your heart and live fearlessly. Your brain will throw up some warning signals along the way but that's what it's there for." -Anonymous
According to Merriam-Webster, "destiny is a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency." Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be fortunate enough to cross paths with someone who could truly help me to achieve my destiny. Take a second and close your eyes. Imagine growing old with your significant other or spouse. Imagine falling asleep next to them every single night and waking up next to them every day. Does this agitate or annoy you or does this excite you and make you look forward to the future? If your answer is the latter then there's a chance you've found your person. Want my advice? Too bad! You're getting it anyways and if I were you...I'd heed it. If you've found the person that I've described in this post then all I can say to you is to cherish them. Don't take them for granted. Don't take advantage of them. Love them. Love every part of them. Enjoy your time with them and live each day as if it were your last. I pray that you've found this person and if you haven't...there is definite hope and I pray you someday will.