It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chapter 4, Page 15, Book 15

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.

Ricardo Montalban

April 15th - True love

True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall--but you are there to catch them.

Love is not turning a blind eye it is having both eyes wide open. Infatuation is putting someone on a pedestal and seeing who you want to see.  Everyone has problems, flaws, and blind spots, just as we do. When we entertain the illusion that someone is perfect, we don't allow them room to be human, so when they make an error in judgment or act in contradiction to our idea of perfection, we can become disillusioned.

Don't put me on a pedestal, for I am sure to fall. Just love me as I am, flaws and all .

When you are on a pedestal, the only place to go is down.

Having your soul knitted to another isn’t for the faint of heart. It means you bear your own hurts along with those of your friend. You cry when they cry and laugh when they laugh and feel like your heart will break wide open when you face not having them by your side.

But it’s worth it because they cause you to love harder, laugh louder, live richer and become more than you could ever be without them. It’s putting your heart and your name in the hands of another person and saying, I trust you with all of this, as they do the same.

True love is unconditional and accepts you just as you are.



You are 100% right when you say true love is unconditional. "Love is not turning a blind eye it is having both eyes wide open."

jack69 said...

What TT said, hit me also.

Oh, and I agree, about having our souls knitted together. I like the way yousaid that.
Love from North CArolina and we are seeing a lot of rain. Outside work will have to wait awhile. (sigh)

betty said...

I like how you listed the difference between infactuation and true love. A lot of people never get from that first stage of infactuation to true love (and that's probably why there are the divorces that happen).