"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." - Ann Landers
Real love is something truly special, and it's worth waiting for. When you find real, true love, it's like everything falls into place effortlessly. There are no games, no barriers, and no holding back. It's a love that embraces you completely and unconditionally, accepting you for who you are.
But sometimes, we may encounter the wrong person along the way. They might hold back their affection, creating unnecessary drama and confusion. They may make you question your own identity and leave you feeling unsure of yourself. That's when you realize that their love is not genuine.
Real love is different. It brings out the best in you and supports you wholeheartedly. It's a love that encourages your growth and happiness. But before you can find that kind of love, it's important to be happy with yourself first. Embrace who you are, exactly where you are in life. When you're content and comfortable with yourself, you open the door for someone who will love you just as you are. As Sufi mystic Rumi beautifully put it, "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
So, have patience and trust that real love will come when the time is right. Don't settle for anything less than what you deserve. The wait may be challenging at times, but in the end, it will be worth it. Because when you find that real, true love, it will bring you endless joy, fulfillment, and a deep sense of connection that will make you grateful for the wait.