This is a poem I wrote for my significant other, who’s also my best friend. In our relationship, our friendship is the foundation. At the core is a strong and mutual respect that grew into a love I could have only hoped for. I’m blessed beyond words with our ability to understand that we shouldn’t try to change each other, but love each other for the individuals that we are (beautiful imperfections and all).
In the deepest corners of my heart, I believe that having a loving and respectful relationship with your true self is a key element in maintaining a healthy relationship with others.
Two Paths United
As a counselor meeting her client for the first time,
I see what’s on the surface,
And seek to reach the depth of your psyche over time.
To see you, know you, and accept you for YOU.
My goal is, to help you know, that you are valued.
My ultimate goal is not to change you,
It’s to assist you, in finding the path, to the best you.
This journey is two-sided.
It takes great strength of character.
It asks each of us, to take a leap of blind faith.
It asks you to trust the unknown,
To find a new sense of certainty.
The same is true in my relationship with you.
In the beginning,
I saw your brilliant surface.
I yearned to reach the greatest depth.
There I found a beautiful and loving soul.
We joined our winding paths.
We found, not only certainty,
But a friendship and a love,
That will last for all eternity.
The takeaway of the day, love yourself for all that you are and you’ll find yourself more tolerant and empathetic to others. In return, they’ll see you as an authentically kind and compassionate person worthy of getting to know and building a wonderful friendship with.
What small thing can you do today to put a little more kindness out into the world?
What is it that you haven’t accepted about yourself that holds you back from putting yourself out there to connect on a deeper level with others?
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