Life Lessons

Gentle Words for a Broken Heart

I was just sent these wonderful gems of advice, the source of which is unknown. There is so much we can learn from the words and quotations of others, as my friend Summer once taught me. Thank you Summer for all the things you taught me.

I hope that you, the reader, can take as much from them as I can. In the words of the poet Michael Bolton, "Nothing heals a broken heart like time, love, and tenderness". I know it hurts. I'm there with you. If you feel like no one else in the world cares about you, know that I do. Even if we haven't met yet. Write me. Tell me which of these you identify with most. Let's talk.

1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.

2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry.

3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

4. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.

6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste their time on you.

9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.

10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.

12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you.

13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.