Have you ever loved something so strongly, so righteously, that you gave every beat of your heart, every thought of your mind, and every piece of your soul to it? I have and I have learned, and continue to learn, a lot from that one single thing I put every inch of myself into. I believe that every person should strive for and experience that sort of passion.
Two years ago I promised someone that I would love him forever. Forever is a very infinite and exciting word when you are 15 and a half years old. We began forever perfectly, loving each other and loving every minute of it; and two years later I cannot think of anything I would change about what has happened. I am not trying to tell you that everyone needs to have a “perfect” relationship with someone to understand and feel passion because it has definitely not been a smooth path. My relationship has had some bad times, some moments of fighting, and some moments of doubt. There was a time when I cried myself to sleep because I thought our relationship was ending. He had some doubts about whether this was the best thing out there and if he could be with someone faithfully for the rest of his life. It was a rough couple of weeks but I knew that he needed time and if I gave it to him everything would turn okay. Then he called me one night and said he couldn’t be without me any longer and that being alone just didn’t feel right. He said it was like losing a piece of himself. He also said it hurt so much he couldn’t even enjoy his weeks away from the relationship. From that point on, we agreed to do everything in our power to talk more, make sure we understood each other better, and be slow to anger and annoyance. Since then, things have been better than ever and we have learned more about each other. My point is that when you love someone with your whole heart and soul, an argument doesn’t change the way you feel about each other. Words are so miniscule when you love someone so passionately and you realize how great a thing it is. I am still with the person that I promised to love forever, and I truly believe that will never change. One of the most brilliant and important things about our relationship is that the love we have for each other will never die. That love will never die because nothing in this world can replace that feeling of being whole and finally knowing you are right where you are supposed to be. The passion that we feel when we talk about being together forever is not just a silly “puppy love” thing. We don’t just throw around words like “I love you” and then break up two weeks later. We don’t base our relationship on “flirting” like kids did back in middle school. We are more than just boyfriend and girlfriend. We are best friends. He is the only person I can be 100% honest with and the only person I have trusted with everything. We also understand that we can’t be around each other constantly. We know that both of us need some alone time every once in awhile. Our love means the world to us, and we mean the world to each other.
Passion of this sort can also be found in many other places. People are passionate about sports; giving their lives, minds, and bodies to achieve their goals. Many people are passionate about nature, animals, the environment, helping others, etc. No matter what a person is passionate about, one thing will never change: you learn that no matter what hardships or complications you have to face you will get through it okay because you have that one thing or person you are passionate about. When you have that, you can do anything you want and get through anything that comes your way. Everyone should believe in passion.