Love is not something we give or get. It is something that we nurture and grow.
A connection that can be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them.
We can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
~ Brene Brown
I’ve read this quote many many times. Recently, this very quote grabbed my heart as I felt an entire lifetime flood into my mind – situations, conversations, feelings, choices – intricate details of long-forgotten memories and late night conversations with friends.
I felt a convergence of childlike thoughts and seasoned wisdom from some tough times… and from some really great times.
My heart stumbled and grew and ached and felt compelled. I knew without doubt that this is the secret pixie dust to a modern day real love story.
A few weeks ago, I sat with a dear friend, Kathleen. Her story is powerful. Kathleen was recalling her journey from a very destructive marriage as a young woman through single motherhood as she raised her sons. In the midst of her story, she paused with a powerful reflection: she had been driven by her perceptions, expectations, and experiences of marriage. Without realizing it at the time, she was expecting the marriage and the relationship to fulfill her, define her, make her feel whole. The reality was that relationship was literally destroying her. As Kathleen rebuilt her life, she found that she had to meet those needs through her faith first. Kathleen fell in love with her purpose and who she was designed to be in God’s eyes.
This was the beginning of a modern day love story.
Join the Conversation with Kathleen
Kathleen’s story has a happily ever after with another unexpected life experience. I’d like to encourage you to listen in to my conversation with Kathleen. Click here: https://youtu.be/0wwJD7ZnXb0
As you listen in, consider journalling about these topics:
1. Create a list of your good qualities. Write (without hesitation) all that good, wonderful, and beautiful about you.
2. Create a list of the character qualities, ethics, beliefs, physical attributes, etc. of a potential Prince Charming – even if you don’t think he can possibly exist. Be as specific as possible. Imagine a perfect day with this man, and describe every detail of him and how you feel being with him.
Find your Tribe
Surrounding yourself with strong, confident women who share a common life experience is so encouraging as you move forward. We’d love to have you join our Facebook Community – Fiercely In Love. You’ll be asked to answer a few questions to protect the safety of the group.
Fill your Heart with Encouragement
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