"Tell me, what is love?"
"Love is good morning texts and 2am calls, when they're the first thing on your mind, and the last voice you want to hear. Love is worried glances and concerned questions reminding them that you care about their wellbeing, even when they don't themselves. Love is drunk kisses and giddy laughter on the nights where everything is a blur except for their smile, somehow always in focus. Love is the cool side of the pillow, a tug-of-war with the sheets, and waking up to the heartbeat of the one that matches your own. Love is tightly-held hugs and forehead kisses reassuring them that they are beautiful, that they are wanted, that they are yours. Love is arguments and door slamming, compromise and apologizing. Love is selfish, yet always selfless. It gives and gives and gives without abandon because their happiness is always your own. Love is honest and it is patient and it is forgiving. But above all else, love just wants you to be happy; maybe that's why it left." | thank u for reading I love u all💕
You were told that getting stronger meant exercising—tearing the muscle and letting it heal over to become bigger—meant breaking down in order to build up. So you loved clumsily, and dangerously. You left your heart in seedy bars to fend for itself, alcohol swimming through its veins and emptiness written on its forehead. You gave your person to boys who treated you like the toys they begged for and threw away the next day for the newer, skinnier model. You nailed your heart to one-night stands and empty bed frames thinking that this is all love could be, tricking yourself into believing that this is all you want. But, let me tell you a little about getting stronger no one told you. Exercise is as much about rest as it is breaking down: do not be so eager to rush in, take care of yourself, leave time to heal. The work out should be slow, a build up in intensity to the final rep. Take baby steps to figure out how much you can take, what you want, and who you are. Practice with yourself in mind; practice being kind and thinking good thoughts and learning how to live within your means. Practice falling in love with life, and one day, I promise this exercise will pay off. One day, your heart will be stronger.