A warrior for love. That's what I want to be. I even like the sound of that.
And I relate to that word, warrior. All my life I've been a fighter. I know what fighter mentality is. When I was younger I fought to survive some pretty dark stuff. I fought hard. I fought long. And I overcame so many things.
Then I fought to find my voice and use it. I fought to trust my heart and follow where it leads. It was tough at times. And lonely. But looking back I pretty proud of so many things I've accomplished.
Now, I've learned to fight differently - it's not always about gritting my teeth, raising my fists and stepping into the ring. Sometimes it's simply letting go, forgiving myself and others and reaching my hand out in friendship and love to those who come into my life.
A warrior for love? You bet. A new way to fight. A different way. A gentler, softer, more powerful way.
Here's to giving love out and letting love in with kindness, forgiveness, and bravery. An open hand so much better than a clenched fist.
Happy Thursday, Guys.