Bob Marley February 6th 1945 - May 11th, 1981 (Jamaican Singer & Song Writer, Activist, Revolutionary, Legend.)
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” ― Bob Marley
As lengthy as this quote is, I wouldn't change it for a bit. This will always be one of my favorite quotes; before, just out of appreciation for Bob Marley's beautiful words then after, later on in life as it spoke right through me. When I was younger I thought I had found love and knew what it was but I was wrong. I didn't experience love for my soul until I my sweet loving Angelo became mine. He truly is my match made in Heaven. I was in love with him before my brain could even process that I was! Getting to always be myself and not feel anxious, letting my thoughts and corny jokes and weirdness flow and at times ooze right out of me, he appreciates me flaws, oddness & all. My heart didn't know what peace was until he held me in his warm arms.. and I heard is heart beat on the same rhythm of mine. INCREDIBLE. I feel like a kid when we are getting into trouble and so alive when we share new experiences together neither of us thought was possible.
Being friends for years before dating definitely molded our bond and companionship, we could talk and share anything good and bad, past, present, future. When the time came and I told him how I always felt about him it's as if God blessed me with a new set of eyes & view at the life I lived. The air was sweeter, food tasted better, colors vibrated & I was completely smitten at everything just at the thought of him. God blessed me with his soul, we are from the same cloth, same mind, sharing one heart.
Love isn't hard, it doesn't fight you, it fights for you. It doesn't take what it can't restore, it listens, it doesn't ignore.
Love doesn't make you a sacrifice in order to receive it and it doesn't make you have to prove if you're worth it because love knows who you are and wants to do everything in it's power for you, for us. Like God, Love always has your best interest at heart and even though I digress, I know it's cause Love takes me everywhere and I am never lost. Bob Marley sharing this thought on love is just a perfect reminder of one of the many shades of love that manifests between people, between life, with God.