Life is full of moments…those of happiness, sadness, joy, excitement, fear, doubt, and pure satisfaction. We cannot choose when and where these moments will happen, they just do and we have it in our power to take each as it comes and love it anyway.
The last few months I have felt kind of lost. I thought I was still looking for what I was supposed to be when I grow up but as it turns out I am passionately happy in my current career. I love where I work even if it is not the best paying gig on the market, I mean something to those around me. I am appreciated, accepted, and needed. It’s not the top of the latter, but I love it anyway.
I have the cutest apartment ever. I don’t have to landscape, I have met friends, I am comfortable. Rent may be high, but I love it anyway.
Family is awesome! Loving, accepting, although sometimes overbearing, critical, self-serving, overpowering, but I love it anyway.
When I think about that phrase “love it anyway” It makes me relax. That may sound strange but if you really think about it in any situation and just apply that principle it can make a whole lot of difference. Take for instance, a little toddler throwing food around, you accept it and love it anyway. When my dear princess dog runs off with the T.P. I stop to take photos because I love it anyway.
How would relationships work if we applied the “love it anyway principle”? And does it mean the same thing in a romantic relationship? When it comes to family or our children we are easy to let things slide; can that be done when we are dating?
I am still trying to figure all this out. From my recent studies (living life) what I can say is that no, we cannot apply the love it anyway principle. It is not that easy just to go where the wind blows or to accept where the wind has taken you.
In a fairy tale world we all want to live by this rule, life would be perfect if we just loved it anyway. We can do that with the little things in life. As was proven with the toddler and the puppy. But I don’t think it can be applied to the every day adult life. However, I am not one to let life kick me in the ass! I’m gonna love it anyway!
I will continue to take what is given to me and just go with the flow! I may be knocked down here and there, I may come out with a few bruises. It’s the gold medal that will count and I have to earn it. I may only be at a silver or bronze, but the gold is just around the corner, I can feel it.
I may not be where I thought I would be at this point in my life, but I love it anyway!
Can you say the same? I’d love your comments.
Courageous Butterfly 9/12/15
3 thoughts on “Love It Anyway”
I think the ‘love it anyway’ is a great philosophy to live by. Sometimes that is difficult in dark periods of life but once there is a bit of sunshine, small clouds become insignificant.
I do agree that relationships can be different. Overlooking flaws is one thing. But overlooking constant criticism (or even abuse) in order to ‘love it anyway’ is not really the best way of living life. Thanks for this upbeat post.
Thank you for pointing out the importance of knowing when it is the right time to “love it anyway”! Small insignificant clouds is a VERY good way to put it!
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