Before you can grow up to meet your true love, you must fall in love 3 times with 3 different people.
The first one is your best friend.
Once you must fall in love with your best friend, ruining your relationship forever.
This will teach you who your true friends are, and the fine line between friendship and love.
The second one is your perfect person.
Once you must fall in love with someone you believe to be perfect.
You will learn that no one is perfect, and that you should never be treated any less than you deserve, no matter who you interact with.
The third one is your soul mirror.
And once you must fall in love with someone that is exactly like you.
They will teach you about who you really are, and who you really strive to be. They will make you aware of all the aspects inside your soul that you forgot how to love.
You will learn 3 powerful lessons.
When you are through with all that you’ll learn that the people who care about you the most, are the ones that you hurt. And the ones that you hurt are the ones you needed the most.
But most of all, you’ll learn that love is only a concept and is not something that can be defined, it’s different to each person it experiences it.
However, the most powerful lesson, the one that actually makes you grow, is learning to respect each and every single person on Earth knowing that everyone only ever wanted to be loved.
And then, you will be ready for the love of your life.
It’s the love that just feels right.
Maybe we don’t all experience these loves in this lifetime, but perhaps that’s just because we aren’t ready to. Maybe the reality is we need to truly learn what love isn’t before we can grasp what it is.
Possibly we need a whole lifetime to learn each lesson, or maybe, if we’re lucky, it only takes a few years.
Perhaps it’s not about if we are ever ready for love, but if love is ready for us.
And then there may be those people who fall in love once and find it passionately lasts until their last breath. Those faded and worn pictures of our grandparents who seemed just as in love as they walked hand-in-hand at age 80 as they did in their wedding picture—the kind that leaves us wondering if we really know how to love at all.
Someone once told me they are the lucky ones, and perhaps they are.
But I kinda think that those who make it to their third love are really the lucky ones.
They are the ones who are tired of having to try and whose broken hearts lay beating in front of them wondering if there is just something inherently wrong with how they love.
But there’s not; it’s just a matter of if their partner loves in the same way they do or not.
Just because it has never worked out before doesn’t mean that it won’t work out now.
What it really comes down to is if we are limited by how we love, or instead love without limits. We can all choose to stay with our first love, the one that looks good and will make everyone else happy. We can choose to stay with our second under the belief that if we don’t have to fight for it, then it’s not worth having—or we can make the choice to believe in the third love.
The one that feels like home without any rationale; the love that isn’t like a storm—but rather the quiet peace of the night after.
And maybe there’s something special about our first love, and something heartbreakingly unique about our second…but there’s also just something pretty amazing about our third.
The one we never see coming.
The one that actually lasts.
The one that shows us why it never worked out before.
And it’s that possibility that makes trying again always worthwhile, because the truth is you never know when you’ll stumble into love.
“You found parts of me I didn’t know existed and in you I found a love I no longer believed was real.” ~ Unknown
They will be a life long reminder of all that love can be!