Lately I've had love on my mind a lot. I think we all do, no? For me, right now I'm thinking a lot about marriage and what that will mean.
I just got engaged last week, in case you hadn't heard. But I've also been reflecting a lot on Trey's and my relationship and how things have played out. We are one of those couples who nearly didn't get together. We almost didn't start dating, because I was very closed off to the idea. We dated in college, and it had not turned into a positive relationship in my life.
I held onto that for years. So this time around I wasn't open to falling in love. But then I took a chance. And, thankfully, it paid off in a big way. Of course, love isn't always about romance. We all receive and give love in so many different ways to so many different people in our lives. And I think we can all agree One gorgeous engulfing mess all need love. It's absolutely necessary to having a happy life. Since I have love on the brain these days, I thought today we could discuss a few thoughts on the subject.
Here are a few things I feel One gorgeous engulfing mess about, and I'd love to hear your thoughts as well. First, you have to love yourself. We all come from different backgrounds. Some of us grew up in a loving and encouraging family, and some of us didn't. We've probably all had some kind of relationship in our lives that has left us feeling hurt.
You can't control your outside circumstances. I wish we could. What you can control is your own choices. It can be hard to love when you feel broken. If you don't come to any relationship romantic, friendship, family whole, you end up 1 asking others to fill in the broken pieces or 2 shutting them out completely.
You first have to love yourself. Then, you can offer relationships your strengths rather than looking to them to fix your One gorgeous engulfing mess. We all have the power to make this decision no matter what hand life has dealt us.
It is always easier One gorgeous engulfing mess blame others. What's hard is looking to yourself and realizing that maybe it's you who needs to change. Before you have amazing relationships you have to be someone you would love. Be the mother you would want. Be the girlfriend you would fall in love with.
This is a lifelong process the important people in your life will help you with if you are open to it. Stop focusing on others' shortcomings so much and instead work on yourself. We've probably all been hurt before, and I'm not saying we should ignore those situations. Don't let past hurts prevent you from making new relationships or falling in love. This almost happened to me.
I was hurt and felt justified in my unwillingness to forgive even though my circumstances had changed. And this attitude nearly prevented me from meeting my future husband.
Don't be afraid to love deeply. It can be scary to depend on anyone. I truly believe that we should love everyone.
An attitude of love to your fellow citizens is a great way to live your life. Can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone did this? However, this does not mean that you should open yourself up to being hurt over and over again. Choose the people who you cultivate important relationships with. If someone has continually been a negative influence in your life, or doesn't treat you the way you deserve, then they should not receive the privilege of being one of your close relationships.
Focus One gorgeous engulfing mess the positive influences in your life. Love them deeply see point 3. Every important relationship in your life requires attention in order One gorgeous engulfing mess it to grow. I am so guilty of being that friend who doesn't call back.
It is SO easy to get busy with your life, with work or school or whatever you are passionate about and not focus on cultivating the love in your life. I should get dinner with my parents more often.
I should get coffee with my sister more work meetings don't count! I should find ways to show Trey I love him more often. If you neglect any relationship it will decline over time. I've had many friends over the years that I've sort of drifted apart from simply because I didn't make time for them.
Being a giving and loving person takes a lot of intential effort. One gorgeous engulfing mess that's something that I'm working on this year. Emma, I love seeing more of your authentic self here and hearing more of your very personal thoughts and feelings.
Thanks for sharing with us so openly. I have been thinking a lot about love in this new year too. I want to make more time for those I love and work harder at truly being honest One gorgeous engulfing mess my wants, needs and in my expression so I can love more fully and with less fear.
Thank you so much for sharing this! I feel the same way, and have been thinking about point 2 quite often lately.
Also point 5 has been at the forefront of my mind as well. Being intentional is incredibly important. I want my friends to know that I want to have relationship with them.
I hope to get better at it. I wish you and your fiance the best of luck as you begin your life together. This is beautiful, I love this. It took me a long time to realize that love is work.
To get over the little things. To hug your SO when you had a dumb fight, just to get over it and get back to smiling with them. Thanks for sharing Emma! Wow, what an absolutely beautiful post Emma.
This left me in tears not of sadness, sometimes I cry just because something is beautiful and I must say I agree with this post completely. A lot of people are so focused on others downfalls that they never take the time to work on their own.
Thanks for this girl, I needed it. Well written, and so true. I agree with everything you said, especially loving everyone. I think some people think that the only people who deserve their love are their family, friends, and significant other.
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But I think you can love people in general, even acquaintances. Love comes in all shapes and sizes.
I think love of One gorgeous engulfing mess is a very powerful form of love and can make all the difference. I enjoy your creativity and lovely pictures as well, but what impresses me the most is that you are both so young and so wise, so caring already! You sure set a very nice example, professionnally and personnally!
This is one of the best blog posts that I have read in the longest time. It truly is beautiful and oh so true.
It may be hardest thing in the world sometimes to love, but it is also the most beautiful. Thank you so much for this amazing reminder One gorgeous engulfing mess. I have been dating my now fiance for 12 straight years but before that we where on and off grade school sweethearts we met and fell for one another at the age of I get it, I do, but I am so glad that you took a chance on Love!
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