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- December 2, 2010 by KDaly
- When you lose love, don't lose the lesson.
Today, I am the most wise that I have ever been in my whole entire life. But not as wise as I will be tomorrow.
It is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all, because even if it was a bad relationship, you will appreciate the good things in the future that much more. It's easy to get bitter or jaded, but I've found that those are both totally unproductive emotions. Don't get me wrong, I've had my share of those feelings, but I am also a work-in-progress. What is most important is that you learn from the experience. I've learned a lot in my 28 years. I am so grateful for the strength I somehow muster to wake up each day a bit wiser than the one before. I've learned a lot about what I want and don't want. I've learned a lot about what is right and what is wrong. I learned what deal-breakers are for me, it's important to know that, to stick to it, and always be true to yourself. I don't really consider it a "loss"- rather- a step on the path to finding what you really want.