Love is fabulous. It is to me the ultimate happiness one can find and feel in this world. Who doesn’t love love? But, what I’ve found is that love also brings a lot of potential heartache. Probably because to love means to be vulnerable and to open your heart and while that’s scary enough on its own, it also means you are much more susceptible to pain.
With great risk comes great reward though, there is no discounting that. It is worth it; absolutely undeniably so. As they say better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Or those that truly gave with their heart won long before the battle ever even started.*
But kindness is rarely ever painful. And true kindness has a way of softly lifting you up in ways that very much mimic love. Honestly, sometimes I feel I’d much rather have kindness from the world than love.
I think that makes sense.
*I’m not sure where I picked it up or if I just made this up. Lol