I love, openly and without limits.
I love my brothers of blood, or none.
I love sister, even when distantly held.
I love my mom, dad, grandparents I once knew.
I love men and women of all sorts.
Many I barely know- our lives crossing so briefly.
Yet, honor and respect them for the example they’ve set.
Then there’s those special few.
That crept into my heart.
Nathan, my love, stayed when others could or would not.
I could not keep them, could not manipulate them, could not make them stay.
Even if I wanted to, even if I could.
I know they are their own; they deserve every bit of freedom I seek.
My heart still hopes.
For their presence, for their affection.
Maybe they still think of me from time to time.
Maybe they have fond memories of our paths crossing.
I know I still do, and my heart aches in desire of our paths one day crossing again.
I cherish my memories and believe.
Believe that I am good enough.
I am worthy enough.
Perfection is not necessary, no human is perfect.
My intelligence may be scary.
My knowing daunting.
My strength intimidating.
My perseverance resented.
My versatility envied.
Yet those are my most beautiful qualities.
Those are the qualities that I cherish in myself.
Those are the things that protected and kept me safe when no other human, could.
Those are my gifts from God.
One day, there will be several that see that.
I will have my family, those chosen by my heart and soul.
They will get along because they will share common ground.
They will share an appreciation of not just my gifts, but all of our unique gifts.
No surprises can be found when people allow the self to focus on only the best qualities.
Faults become normal, merely mundane background noise.
Common ground, common appreciation, unified choices…
All based in love.
That is a dream worth dreaming.
I will include in it, the ones I really wish would return.
But my dream need not stop there.
There may be more I’ve not met yet.
I love myself, AND because I deserve more, I allow myself to dream of more.
Dream sweet dreams.
Let your brain know you love your self.
Dream of fun, joy, good times, and great big grand dreams.
Let your self lead the way.
Dream of things you love and cherish.
That is the ultimate way to love self.
Calm, soothe, ease back into happy desires.
It is always worth it.
In that place there is no jealousy, no envy, no intimidation, nothing scary.
There is only love.
Focus is all one needs.
My words are always a part of my thoughts, but never all of my thoughts. I use my blog to eliminate some and focus on others. Some days my dreams tip the scales, some days my fears win. Always I reach for the best place I can. More and more my dreams win, and often I settle somewhere in the middle, my hopes being a strong focus.
If you’re one of the few in my heart, I hope you feel it. Know that even the best of intentions can fail, but one thing is certain- my love is always there for those in my heart. Amends are always better than permanent loss. Anything is better than nothing. My heart loves deeply and I deserve equally deep, open, accepting, and forgiving love.
For others: may you see your own gifts and beauty. May you know you love and are loved. May we always feel the love in our hearts. May you know and feel your connections, especially to God. May you have bright days and big dreams. May you believe in your own deserving -ness. May you have wonderful desires that keep you going. May you know it could always be worse and express gratitude for your journey being less difficult. May you honor your temple known as your body and nourish it for healing and optimal health. May you feel the love in all of the ways that this world has to offer.
Siva Hir Su