Hey, what's up?
I hope you had a great week.
I remember when I experienced my first heartbreak, it really hurt. At the time, I thought I knew what love was. I was upset mainly because my sweetheart had taken her love away from me. Hurt soon became anger, and I felt myself hating her as a result.
Discussing my heartbreak, a very wise friend said to me, "If you really love her, then let her go." Initially, I thought he was joking until it dawned on me that he was serious. I thought about it a lot and reluctantly decided to take his advice.
My anger was soon replaced by love, the same I'd felt during the honeymoon phase and throughout our relationship. I started thinking about the time we'd had; it made me really appreciate her. My wise friend was right, withdrawing my love for her because she's not with me is a clear sign that I don't love her. That was a lot to process as a teenager. Eventually, I learned that love that is earned isn't love at all. Love is a gift you give for the sake of giving, for me anyway.
I was still heartbroken, but the initial pang was cushioned by this realization. Love, I concluded is sincerely wanting her to be happy whether she's with me or not. I will always love her and will do my best to be there for her should she ever need me. This week's song is inspired by this life-changing experience. The act of love, I've learned is its own reward!