Random Thoughts on Life and Love

Welcome back.  I try to share some ideas, thoughts and observations every other week.  I'm a bit behind on this one due to a wonderful trip we took to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Great visits with friends we don't get to see much anymore, good food and an exciting football game.  On the way back I wrote down some thoughts that I hope will resonate with you.

There comes a point in life, when its time to walk away from all the drama and people who create it.  Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and who you know will be there for you.  Forget the bad, and focus on the good.  Love the people who treat you right.  Pray for the ones who don’t.  Life is too short to be anything by happy.  Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

Being in love is kind of like being at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.  It’s really impressive at first but if you spent every day there, after a while it would probably lose it’s glamor.

Too often, what we mistake for love is really just adoration or desire.

Adoration is when we put someone beyond our reach.  Desire is when we want someone because they fill an inner need in us.  Love is accepting someone for what and who they are. 

In other words, Adoration is a Maserati,  Desire is a Mercedes, but Love is a pickup truck, which is really what you need for hauling around all the heavy stuff that comes with being in a relationship.

Real love is realizing it’s worth dealing with the heavy stuff because you know you are better off with the other person than without them.

I like what Tom Jones sang in one of his songs, “And maybe this is how a love should be - just take it as it comes, no guarantee."

Till next time…...

t the la     © Dick Caldwell 2012