“The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.”
“The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same winds that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but yes love what we really have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.”
These are two great quotes by Bob Marley. I actually cannot even say these are my favorite Marley quotes because everything that man said and did, that I know of, just poured out so much love. And I for one, know its safe to say, I am 100% a love addict.
For those of you who may not know what this entails, it is not a joke. Hear me out and take a serious ear on this one. Being a love addict means you have the symptoms of:
Overwhelming empathy at all times for all living being, plants, animals and humans alike. It may not be easy, but that’s the struggle of being an addict.
Another symptom is the need to socialize as much as be alone. The irony in this is a painful struggle. I daily feel the need to expend all the love burning inside me and give it generously out to all, especially in doses of quick smiles to strangers against the way.
As well, being around so many people who yearn for this love, I need to remind myself to love myself first as well. Everyone deserves to be loved and if you don’t feel like you’re getting enough you need to love youself more. Only you can provide enough love to suffice your hearts cry for love.
Well I got a little off topic here in talking about love and the need for it, but Marley was one smart man who knew about the need for love,
“overcome the devils with a thing called love.”
I really wanted to write about how much love can affect us and how little we appreciate it when its gone. The love we experience today is the love we’re going to remember forever. These winds that take and give, do so unexpectantly so you must love fully all the time. This is a bold statement to truely love everyone as if you might never get another chance too. Its terrifying to the core. I fear everyday I may scare those I truely care about off, then I remind myself if that’s how I express myself to feel good and they can’t appreciate it… I need to move on. I love very passionately to all, even strangers, and so when I passionately care about someone and show them passionate love, its a fury of uncontrollable energy and love. Then when the winds have taken these same loves away, we know we have done all we can to allow those we love to stay and a place to safely grow their roots. These loves will find their way back in one way or another form. Anytime love takes on a new form for me, it been better everytime. I can’t wait to see the man I’m going to marry. You bet I’m going to make his sweet ass feel like the luckiest man alive, but until then… I’m going to appreciate all the love I’ve been given and shown and just continue to put it out there into the universe.
One love, thinking of you all!
I know that the love that I give becomes the love that I get.
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