”Today Is Valentine’s Day”

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“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.” – George Sand

Valentine’s Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection, and friendship. It is celebrated in many ways worldwide and falls on February 14 each year.

What Do People Do?

Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.

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It is also a time to appreciate friends in some social circles and cultures. For example, Valentine’s Day in Finland refers to “Friend’s day”, which is more about remembering all friends rather than focusing solely on romance. Valentine’s Day in Guatemala is known as Day of Love and Friendship). It is similar to Valentine’s Day customs and traditions countries such as the United States but it is also a time for many to show their appreciation for their friends.

Things You Don’t Know;

 

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful day to celebrate the divine love you have for your partner or your better half. However, the origins of Valentine’s day are murky and there are only a few historical facts that support the lore. Yeah, Valentine’s day isn’t the day that how we celebrate it nowadays. It was something different back then and has a historical significance attached to it. Valentine’s day is called Saint Valentine’s day or the feast of St. Valentine. It is celebrated annually on 14th February in the honor of Saint Valentinus and since then this day is known for its culture, religious and romantic values. Many stories reflect the martyrdom of Saint Valentine for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to a legend, during his imprisonment, he restored the eyesight to the judge’s blind daughter and left her a letter signed ‘Your Valentine’ as a farewell.

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Ever since that day, 14th February is associated with romantic love and the tradition of courtly love flourished. Later in the 18th century in England, this day evolved as an occasion where lovers can express their love for each other by offering their partners flowers, confectionary items, greeting cards and more. However, there are various misconceptions that go around with valentine’s day and it has kind of polluted the essence of love and romance for this day.

It’s not just ‘any’ day where you get a date or a fling, have a romantic evening and the next day its over. Valentine’s day is a special day for people who are true, madly and deeply in love. Nowadays, this day has become just a mere day where the need for a partner arises only on this day or during this Valentine week. Guys and girls, men and women, Valentine’s day is not a one-day celebration where you spend an evening. It’s the day where you celebrate the love that you had for your partner for other 364 days in a year.

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The trend of tinder days has made this valentine’s day as a show off for people. You get a date for this day to gain popularity in the college or amongst colleagues, become a person who is talked about for days after valentine’s day and then its all over. It’s not necessary that you should have a date on Valentine’s day. You should have a date or a person with you on all 364 days with whom you feel protected, special, safe and respected.

Hope you all have great Valentine’s day this year…

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”Life Is A Crazy RollerCoster”

 

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”The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”

Life is a beautiful journey. It’s up to you to make the best of it!

We were born on this Earth with a destiny. We can try to shape it the way we want, but some things simply cannot be changed.

Nevertheless, once we understand some simple things about life, we have the opportunity to live relaxing, wonderful moments every day.

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FAMILY is more important than anything:-

I’ve learned at an early age that family is the most important thing in life. Professional accomplishments come and go, friends can’t always be by your side, but your mum and dad will always be there when you need them.

And if one day they leave this Earth, you will understand that we all have a destiny written in the stars and cannot do anything about it.

As long as you have your family near you and can’t imagine your life without it, be sure to make the best of every moment you spend with your dear ones. Someday you will realize that these happy little moments were the most beautiful of your life.

 HEALTH is a key ingredient for your happiness:-

We all live our life by setting different goals. We want so many things that we don’t realize how time seems to fly by as we try to live our life to the fullest. People only wish for one thing: to be healthy again in order to live a quiet life with the persons they love.

We tend to forget the importance of health until we get sick or someone we love gets sick.

Without health, nothing else matters. We need health to enjoy every moment near our loved ones so make sure that your lifestyle doesn’t damage your health.

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SMILE even when your heart is aching:-

Whether you’re in pain or not, the world won’t stop and you need to go on with your life. Can you think of a better way to celebrate life and the happy moments than by smiling?

Smile and the entire world will smile with you!

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FRIENDS and YOUR SOUL MATE are important too. Without them, you feel incomplete:-

Surround yourself with beautiful people, people you have things in common with, people who love you just the way you are, people you love, people who always make you smile.

Never stop looking for your soul mate. It’s somewhere out there and you will find him. Never lose faith and hope. You deserve to be happy, just like everybody else.

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 Do something that really makes you happy every day:-

We can’t have fun forever. We also need to work and sometimes do things we don’t really enjoy. Make sure you spend a few minutes every day (maybe an entire hour) by doing something you really enjoy, even if it’s writing, running, chatting with your friends, reading, etc.

May you live a fulfilling life! & Dad Once Again Happy Birthday 🙂

”Love, Attachment, Or Sexual Desire”

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“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.” 

From time to time, our romantic relationships can be difficult to understand. Part of this confusion stems from the fact that our relationships are influenced by three powerful, yet separate, emotional systems.

Often these three emotional systems work together to create satisfying outcomes. But that’s not always the case.

Sometimes these three emotional systems compete with each other—leading to mixed feelings and confusion.

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Love

The First emotional system entails love. And love, in and of itself, is composed of a complex set of feelings. Love often entails feelings of closeness, genuine appreciation, and concern. But, the experience of love is not the same for everyone. For some people, love is delusional and needy, or based on emotional game playing, or experienced as the desire to take care of another person.

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Attachment

The second emotional system involves attachment. Attachment is the feeling of security and comfort we get from being close to someone else. Attachment provides a sense of stability, certainty, and safety—the feeling that someone will always be there for you in a time of need. And, as with love, there are individual differences in the experience of attachment.

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Sexual Desire

The last emotional system is sexual desire. Sexual desire involves the lustful, sexually passionate feelings people have for each other. Sexual desire is a very intense and powerful emotion; it can cloud one’s judgment and prompt risk-taking. Sexual desire is often based on physical appearance, novelty, and the chemistry between two people. And while sexual desire motivates a lot of our behaviors early on in a relationship, intense levels of sexual desire are difficult to maintain with the same person over the course of time.

Again, these three emotional systems can work together to produce a healthy and satisfying relationship. Sexual desire can turn into feelings of love, resulting in a lasting attachment.

However, these basic emotional systems do not necessarily work in sync over time. Long term, it can be difficult to find one person who consistently satisfies all three needs. In many cases, these three emotional systems work against each other—creating competing desires and interests.

For instance, it’s possible to be attached to one romantic partner, be in love with someone else, and have sexual desire for yet another person.

Being aware of these competing emotions, and that not everyone experiences love and attachment in the same way, often helps us to make sense of the problems that arise in our romantic relationships.

“When You Love You Wish To Do Things For, You Wish To Sacrifice For”

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“Sacrificing your happiness for the happiness of the one you love is by far the truest type of love.” 
 Selfsacrifice is giving up something you want or something you desire for the greater good or to help others. Sacrifices are typically called for when values conflict—two valuable things cannot both be had and one must be given up for the sake of the other.

For something to count as a case of self-sacrifice:

  • what is sacrificed must constitute, benefit, or matter to the self in some stronger sense than that for the sake of whom/which it is sacrificed; and,
  • the sacrifice must be made for the sake of someone or something else.

There is some intentional ambiguity in this definition, because ‘constitute,’ ‘benefit,’ and ‘matter to’ are three different possibilities. Something can be said to constitute someone if it is their self or is part of what is their self. A sacrifice is of something that constitutes the self if someone sacrifices their life, or, for instance, their memory, their limbs or organs, their dignity, their identity, their integrity, or their basic capacities. Something benefits someone if it is something that is in their narrowly understood self-interest to have or keep. For instance, someone who gives up an opportunity for a job interview, or their resources, or their physical comfort, is ordinarily understood to be sacrificing something beneficial to them as an individual. Something matters to someone if it is something that is important to them, something that they care about, that they value, or love, or are committed to. If people can have an obligation to make a certain self-sacrifice, they might be obligated to sacrifice something that matters to them; they might even be obligated to sacrifice that which is more important to them than anything else.

Living for other people is also known as being a people pleaser. This is the art of dedicating all of your time and commitment to everyone around you, but you. The art of making sure that all are fine, but yourself. Society has influenced us, generous people, to condition us to think that the signs of people pleasing are inevitable because we are kind.
Just because you are a nice person does not mean you have to put everyone before yourself. Being selfish with your energy does not take away from being a kind person.
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 Sacrifice for someone you love:-
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” Oscar Wilde
Love is full of compromises and sacrifices. The need for sacrifices and compromises is often mentioned in discussions of romantic relationships. … To sacrifice is to give up something precious in order to gain or maintain something, such as a valuable relationship or some other worthy cause.

The need for sacrifices and compromises as I said is often mentioned in discussions of romantic relationships. Are the two the same and if not, which of the two is most needed in romantic relationships?  Love is frequently described as involving sacrifices and resisting compromises. In reality, the situation is typically the opposite-relationships require fewer sacrifices and more compromises.

To compromise is to give up the pursuit of a better prospect in order not to risk an existing situation, even if it is perceived to be somewhat worse than the prospect that is relinquished. Although the prospect might be better and even considered feasible, the person decides not to pursue it.

The realm of sacrifice is in the actual realm; the realm of compromise is in the possible and imaginary realm. Sacrifice entails actual deeds and losses. One cannot sacrifice in one’s mind what one does not have in reality. Compromise typically entails inaction and possible losses, which are constantly reconsidered in our minds.

So, here are signs you live for everyone but yourself:

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You try so hard to make everyone around you happy:-

Your biggest worries are if you’ll offend or harm someone doing something that makes you happy and if you are currently doing right by everyone if your life. You constantly tiptoe around everyone you love because you don’t want to do anything to make them not love you or love you less.

The most weight you carry comes from the burden of trying to please everyone around you but yourself. You are not doing most of the things that would make you happy because friends or family members have expressed their feelings about it. You are scared you’ll lose people if you start to focus on yourself. You are scared that if you do something that you have always wanted to do, you won’t be loved.

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You get so upset if you aren’t able to make someone happy:-

Not like “upset” but you really can’t let the fact that you might’ve hurt someone goes. Now you are having to go out of your way to remind them that you aren’t a bad person and you hope they can forgive you. There is nothing more disappointing than feeling like you’ve unintentionally hurt someone. You somehow find the ability to blame yourself but you forget that their happiness is out of your control.

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You say sorry for literally everything:-

Apologizing for everything, even for saying sorry so much, is probably your biggest downfall. In actuality, your apologetic comments are telling others that you are sorry for being who you are. You say sorry so much because you don’t know any other way that could show them how you feel about yourself without making the situation uncomfortable.

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Your decisions revolve around everyone but you:-

This is a bit more obvious, but it still happens all the time. You stop doing, saying, or feeling certain ways around the people you love because they have brought it to your attention that it makes them uncomfortable. You cancel plans to fit in other people’s schedules into yours.

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You always feel like a terrible person for saying “no”:-

And here it is. The one word that you are most afraid to say because again, you want everyone but yourself to be happy.

You don’t want to leave your room but your friend asked you to go out to dinner and you can’t say no. You love to grocery shop alone but your roommate asks if she/he can come with and you can’t say no. You want to study in the library alone but your friend wants to be with you studying and you can’t say no.

Although you can’t say no, you sacrifice the wanting to be comfortable and at ease for the benefit of others. Saying no would have made you happy and would have felt much better but because you sacrifice your happiness for others, you just can’t say it.

None of these 5 things will ever take away from you being a generous person. It is the time that you stop living for others and start living for yourself. Stop apologizing for being who you are, for being honest, and for being vulnerable.

You are who you are, and the only thing that should make you worry about that is the people you keep in your life that make you feel like you have to apologize for who you are. At some point, you are going to have to realize that it’s easier to make yourself happy rather than everyone around you.

”A Father’s Tears And Fears Are Unseen”

 

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A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remain as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.

The elders are always there to look after the younger members. The strong are always there to help the weak. We’ve often seen the old man placing a hand on the sunken shoulders of the disappointed young man – who is out of luck and has fallen on bad times – pats him on the cheek, and says,

(Don’t worry son…I’m there for you)

Reassured by the old man, the young man gets a new zest for life and is happy to face the world again.

So we care a lot about our families – their needs, wants, and aspirations.

Nowhere else in the world will you find a father worried day and night about how he will be able to fund his child’s higher education. Even Parents are often not appreciated enough, and even at times, taken for granted. However, a parent’s love for their child often knows no boundaries.

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Dad- You are our pillar of hope, you have held this family together, we are happy to be your children:-

Dad is a parent whose existence is not less important to a mother.

Although the father was never given birth or breastfeed their children thanks to the struggle and hard work in supporting the family is an extraordinary devotion that we must respect. During this time father is always responsible for the needs of children and their families. He never bothered himself, he felt no fatigue, he opposed the scorching sun and pouring rain he brushed in order to provide for the family and the kids loved.

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Father always protects his family and his children from dangerous dangers. In addition, the father also always give wise advice to his children, always give direction so that his children do not get lost. Dad always gives all the best for the people he loves. Father always tries to obey everything, his kids want. For him the child is the most precious treasure in the world, the happiness of the child is the top priority for him, he is the one who most wants to see his children happy and successful. His child’s happiness is happiness for him while the child’s sorrow is a pain for him. So great was the struggle and sacrifice of a father who had been given to his family and children. But sometimes many children are actually even denied him as if they forgot all the service and sacrifice of their children.
A father willingly hurt in order to protect and give the best for his son. A father is willing to sacrifice his time only for the child. Father willingly set aside his own interests for the sake of the child.

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Companions when we mention the one that is service and sacrifice that has been made by a father then it will not be endless. This will awaken or reminds us all of the sacrifices that have been a father to give to children and their families. where the first sacrifice is seen that when he was willing to hurt to get the balloon boy in the tree. The pain he felt was meaningless compared to the smile of the child’s happiness.

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Parents have unconditional love for kids. With old age, parents become our kids and need love and care. Remember, a parent never retires. Maybe their words of wisdom don’t hold relevance in today’s world, but the experience is the best teacher. After all, sacrifices if a parent doesn’t even get love and respect, imagine the trauma they’ll suffer. The world is becoming smaller and we need to move places to grow professionally. We don’t need to drag our parents in their old age everywhere. Just genuine love and being there when they need us is more than sufficient for them to feel proud of their upbringing.

Remember, Parents, strive to make kid’s lives better before they come in this world and continue to do that till their last breath. The sacrifices they make for their children are innumerable.

 

”Love of My Life”

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”Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.” Oscar Wilde

Our first and last love is self-love. The advantage of love, at first sight, is that it delays the second sight. No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream. Like an old photograph, time can make a feeling fade, but the memory of a first love never fades away.

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Why is your first love so special?

It’s the first time she smiles at you, the first time he picks you up for a date, the first time they kiss you, taking your face into their hands and pulling you in. It’s the first time you realize that you can feel this way about another person, that love the way they describe in books, on TV, and in movies is real and it’s amazing. It’s the first time you realize that another person can feel the same way about you as you do them. It’s the first time you let yourself become truly comfortable with someone else, the first time your guard comes down completely and the first time you let someone see who you are in all your entirety. It’s the first time you snort in front of them without turning bright red, the first time you feel unashamed of your body, the first time you let someone truly, completely love you.

It’s the first time you kiss someone while crying harder than you ever have before, harder than you ever knew you could. It’s the first time you realize that it’s not possible to run out of tears. It’s the first time you realize that the person who can make you the happiest is also the person who can bring you the most agony.

First love — it’s the first time you hold the bow, and let someone else pull back the arrow aimed at your chest. First love is trusting them not to let go, trusting them to protect your heart.

First love is never thinking or expecting, them to let go.

It’s called your first love because it’s also the first time you feel what happens when it’s over. It’s the first time you’ll feel as though a fist ripped through your chest and gripped your heart, pulling it out. It’s the first time you’ll cry so hard over another person, you can’t breathe. It’s the first time you’ll feel completely helpless, like a baby deer that hasn’t quite learned to walk on its own yet. It’s the first time you’ll feel like you’re reaching out to grab something, then realizing it’s smoke, and it disappears between your fingers. 

It’s the first time you blame yourself for something that perhaps wasn’t even your fault — maybe it was, but you’ll never know for sure — and it’s also the first time you’re entirely responsible for the way you feel.
It’s the first time you put yourself at fault for loving too much. You blame yourself for throwing yourself completely into the relationship, for letting yourself become absorbed into them, for thinking your first love was going to be your last love. It’s the first time you give more than you have to make another person happy, but at the time it was okay, or so you thought, because their happiness was your happiness and in assuming you’d be together forever, you believed that as long as you kept them happy, you’d be happy. This is the first time you blame yourself for caring too much and, in doing so, losing yourself.

One of the core reasons why first love is hard to forget is because it is pure and innocent. … This blissful feeling of first love can never be replicated because once innocence is lost on a personal level, it can never be translated in its purest form in another relationship. This is what makes it so special.
It’s the first time you realize that another person can feel the same way about you as you do them. … it’s also the first time you feel what happens when it’s over. It’s the first time you’ll feel as though a fist ripped through your chest and gripped your heart, pulling it out.
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Why is it so hard to forget my first love?

First love is special because it is the most innocent and pure form of love. No matter how hard you try, you will never stop missing your first love. Boy and girl in a first love relationship will forever remember the hugs, cuddles, holding hands, sweet whispers, late night conversations and the romantic strolls. The beautiful memories of this once in a lifetime experience will linger in your heart and mind after your breakup, for the rest of your life.

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What does it mean to have your first love?

Your first love would be someone that you felt true love with, doesn’t necessarily have to be your first bf/gf, just someone you think you have a real connection. It consists of the feeling of depth when having the simplest of conversations.

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The Truth: You Never Stop Loving Your First Love:-

And then I went on talking about how she didn’t love me because if you love someoneyou don’t give up on them so easily, and so many times for that matter. But either way, it made sense. You really never do stop loving your first – and for me, I naturally love hard. … I loved her.

The reason first love stories are so compelling to read is that there is something so powerful about a young love experience. Is it because it happens when our hearts are still innocent and pure — before that first inevitable heartbreak? Or is it because once that huge flame dies out, a few warm embers remain to keep the memory aglow?

It’s true, too, that we tend to get even more sentimental as we age, especially about memories of long ago. An unfinished love keeps some allure for many years.

Whatever keeps those tender feelings in play, some long to have that feeling again as evidenced by those who go in search of that first love. With social media around now, it is not difficult to do.

Although we did not end up together, we are still in touch as friends. It is the kind of sentimental friendship you would feel for a best friend from way back when. So many shared experiences make for great fun in reminiscing.

The only thing truly unique about my own story is that I found a soul mate so young — a romanticist like me and a renaissance girl in the middle of a large urban high school in a working-class neighborhood.

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But First love hurts:-

When first love ends, you wonder if you even knew what love even was. You wonder if what you had was real or if you felt that way (or if they felt that way) because that’s what the movies told you to feel. When first love ends, you are left feeling lost and alone, sad and confused, and absolutely hopeless.

When first love ends, it leaves you second-guessing yourself, your self-worth, who you even are. When first love ends, you realize that there’s now a hole in your heart, an absence, space, something missing. You acknowledge that you’ll adjust, that your heart will shrink back, even though you don’t feel like it will. But when it does shrink back, it will always be a little loose where your first love used to be. There will be scars, and they won’t go away.

When first love ends, you feel like you’re drowning, desperately gasping for air, reaching for help, but the hand you’ve trusted for so long is the one pressing you down, keeping you under.

But first love is not only love. It’s not the best love or the last love. First love is first, and it’s wonderful and amazing and new, but first is not synonymous with forever. And first is definitely not connected, whatsoever, to a final. It’s called your first love because it’s just that — your first. Not you are last.

 

”You Will Forever Remain Alive In My Heart And Memory”

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“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” 
― Haruki Murakami

If there is something for which life does not prepare us, it is death. Our hearts are used to breathing in gusts of energy, of vitality, of happy memories, and sometimes disappointment.

So, how can we accept the emptiness, the absence, the lack of company of those who no longer remain in our lives but are still so significant to us? It is something no one ever teaches us, something that almost nobody accepts as an inevitability.

Death is a void in the heart, an open wound in a day to day life. It bursts in unexpectedly and without time for good-byes. In reality, it should be like a peaceful parting on a train platform. It should allow one last conversation and one last comforting embrace.

We are sure that as we discuss this, there will be more than one absence on your mind. There is more than one space of emptiness in your soul that you long to fill every day. Is there one “right” way to accept the loss of a loved one?

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The answer is no. Each one of us, within our own distinctive characteristics, benefits from certain strategies that would not be useful for others. Nevertheless, there are a few essential guidelines that we invite you to consider with us.

We only hope that they serve to help you because remember: when someone leaves us, they never do completely. They remain alive in our memories and in our hearts. 

Ways to say goodbye in your heart, ways to accept the absence:-

Few experiences are like losing a loved one. It awakens within us so much emotional suffering. We feel so overwhelmed that the most common reaction is to feel paralyzed. The world insists on carrying on when, for us, everything has come to a screeching halt. 

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You will probably not be surprised to know that in moments of loss every dimension of our being, not only the emotional, are affected. There is physical suffering, cognitive disorientation, and even a crisis of values, especially if you follow some kind of philosophy or religion.

Death has entered our lives and, as such, we have had to accept it, and in a certain way “rebuild ourselves.” This process, as we already know, brings with it grief, that in general will last for a few months. Experiencing it and living with it is necessary. We will never forget our loved one, but we will learn to live with their absence.

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Let’s take a look at the most common phases of grief: 

  • Denial: We cannot accept what has happened. We struggle against reality and we deny it.
  • Anger: It is very common to feel mad at everyone and everything. We search for a “why,” a reason why we have lost this person. This is a normal progression of emotion and can last a few days or weeks.
  • Bargaining: This phase is essential in overcoming a loss. Through the failure to grasp and understand comes a small step towards reality. We now accept talking to other people, and to ourselves. We are able to see everything a little more calmly.
  • Emotional pain: Going through this phase is indispensable, cathartic, and vital. Each person will go through it in their own way. Some people will find relief in tears, others will seek out solitude to start taking steps forward, little by little… It is necessary.
  • Acceptance: Through rage, through that first glimpse of reality, and through the previous emotional solace, acceptance will come, slowly and calmly.

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Living through this grief and mourning is necessary to help us get through the loss:-He who does not accept it, he who does not learn to let go of a person and set them free, will remain paralyzed and possessed by a pain that will not let him move on with his life.

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Accepting that there is no permanence, learning to let go:-

We could talk to you about the need to be prepared to face adversity, but in reality, it is something much simpler: accepting that our lives are not eternal, and life is full of moments that must be lived with passion. No one can live forever.

Accepting loss is not forgetting. Laughing and feeling happy does not mean we love the departed any less. It means we have made them part of our hearts, in harmony, and in peace. They form part of who we are, and are one with our thoughts and our actions. 

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We also know that for many people, some of these words will serve for nothing. There are unnatural losses. For example, a parent should never have to bury their child, and it is always painful to lose a significant other, a life partner that is part of our heart and that gives us life, strength, and courage.

It is not easy. Nobody warned us that life would bring these moments of pain. However, we must carry on, because this world is unrelenting. It flows on, rushing, almost without air, and requires us to keep breathing, and our hearts to keep beating.

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Don’t doubt that you must carry on. For those who no longer remain with you, and for yourself. To live is to honor the person you loved, carrying them with you every day, smiling for them, walking for them. Open your heart and allow yourself to move on, to shine for the one you lost but still love.