I see you there, trying not to let past experiences define you. Courageously trying to keep your heart open to love and trust and the fragile bond of friendship. But I also see your fear.
And I understand your fear.
I know you’ve been hurt many times in the past. I know you’ll be hurt again. Just as you know you’ll be hurt again.
And it’s hard to hold onto hope when your hopes have been crushed. It’s difficult to take a chance on someone or something that may hurt you. So you accept those feelings of loneliness rather than overcome the roadblocks in your mind. But worse than simply accepting them, you justify them.
You tell yourself that you are strong—that you can stand alone—but we both know that you’re bitter and jaded. And afraid. So very afraid… Of trying again. Of failing again. Of risking rejection for the thousandth time.
Because you’re not strong. And deep down inside you hold onto the belief that one more heartbreak could kill you.
But you know something?
You are more than your fears. More than your failures. More than the clutter that litters your past.
You are strong enough… to break down these barriers. To overcome the insecurities that have confined you for so long.
You have what it takes… to trust again. To hope again. To love again.
You deserve so much more than what your fears have supplied;
You deserve freedom in its most wondrous form.
Today is the day to embrace it. And to live—fully live—free of fear.