DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR LOVING SOMEONE – NOT EVER sourse
We can love, love, love but sometimes that love isn’t returned. That’s not our fault. To love or not to love is a choice. We chose to love. They chose not to. This does not mean we are unloveable or unworthy of love. We’re not idiots, fools, or weak for loving. Rather, we have courage. Because we chose to be vulnerable and self-sacrificing; a requirement for love. And when it was over, though the echoes of the painful experiences reverberate in the depths of our being, we picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off, and we keep pressing onward.
I’ve made it a rule in my personal life to never apologize for loving people, even if that love is never returned. To be unloving is the other person’s problem, not mine. As my grandmother use to tell me, “At the end of your life, the only things you’ll regret are 1) Not taking more risks and 2) Not being more loving toward others.” She died at 94 years and those were some of her final thoughts. Powerful.
The fast that you ARE able to love is powerful enough on its own. Some people simply can not fall in love... ever... Love is the most beautiful gift one can get. We often regret our feelings because we think: what the others are gong to think about us? What I think when I know someone loves me (ad I do not love him): I feel that this man has bigger heart than I have, I respect his feelings although I can not find anything inside my soul to return them.