The Sounds of Love
Most of my friends know that I have been going through a serious romantic drought for quite a while now. Some of it stems from a self imposed relationship vacation but, if I’m honest about it, most of it comes from a lack of opportunity and effort on my part. While having a romance appeals to me in theory, I don’t mind my own company and I’m getting a lot of sleep.
I have been giving it more thought lately. What do I ultimately want? The flowers, dinners, concerts, vacations, walks, talks and the ever popular sex are great benefits but they don’t always translate into genuine love or even like. I decided that this time around I would go for the real thing – not romantic posturing but genuine love.
I can’t say if I will ever find that special someone. I don’t know exactly what genuine love will look like but I certainly know what it sounds like. I hear it every day from my friends and family. And, since I’m a compulsive list maker I started a list of the sounds of love I’m already hearing…
You make me smile.
What do you need?
I trust you.
You can do this.
How can I help?
Call me when you get there.
You are the smartest person I know.
You deserve to be happy, too.
I forgive you.
I’m proud of you.
I’ll be there.
I couldn’t have done it without you.
I need you in my life.
I care about what happens to you.
I’ll go with you.
You inspire me.
I don’t want to disappoint you.
I may be on a romantic diet but I am certainly surrounded by genuine love every day. What was I so worried about?