This I Believe

Brittany - Hampton, Virginia
Entered on April 26, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: love
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“Love like you’ve never been hurt before.” Is something that I live by and believe in. I think that everyone can benefit from this quote. Being in love for the first time is something that I will never forget. I put all of me and everything I was into my first love. Whatever I had they had. I had no reservations that kept me from loving this person. I never question a feeling that came over me. I loved every minute in their presence and longed to be with them when I wasn’t. Love, if not experienced yet is something that everyone should experience. I believe that if you go into something half heartedly and you don’t love every minute of it, you won’t get the full experience. You won’t get to have that feeling of absolute happiness.

My first love was also my first heart break. If I let that stand in the way of me falling in love again I wouldn’t know the amazing person I’m with now. My heart wouldn’t skip a beat every time I saw their face. My face wouldn’t light up at the sight of their smile. I wouldn’t get little butterflies every time they walked into the room. Every time we kiss I wouldn’t leave my body for a second. If I didn’t “love like I’ve never been hurt” I wouldn’t remember the way their hand felt on the small of my back. I wouldn’t be so in love with the sound of their voice. Every song that came on the radio wouldn’t take me back to a moment that we shared. I wouldn’t be able to experience any of this with the person I am with now. If you have loved and lost the next time love comes around just try to love with no reservations and see if you won’t experience love to its fullest potential again. If you have never loved at all I believe that you should go into it with your heart wide open and “love like you’ve never been hurt (or will get hurt.)”