No disrespect to The Beatles, but that song is crap. Sure it may be catchy and fun, but it's lyrics are just...ridiculous. I don't know if it was the weed, the movement, the 60's in general or if they just had some crazy-thick rose colored glasses glued to their faces, but allow me to set the record straight. In fact, I'm going to as far as to say love is not enough. It's a great start, a firm foundation and a definite must, but relationships are hard--no matter how long you've been at it. To change and grow with one another is more challenging than it might seem and you need a whole lot more than love to get you through it. It takes a lot of hard work, self-sacrifice, compromise, patience, respect, listening, understanding and a giant glass of putting yourself in the other person's shoes. And it's not for quitters or the thin-skinned. Forever is a really long time and life isn't all hearts and rainbows 24/7 ( but wouldn't that be awesome?) and on top of that, no one is perfect. You can love someone until your heart explodes, but without all of the other ingredients you need to make a relationship work, you won't make it...and if you do, you need a medal. A big one.
I guess "love is a major must" or "love is what you really need" wasn't as catchy, but I mean "love is all you need"?! Really? Come on, guys.
So that is my rant. Times are tough, obvs, but I sure am learning a lot about being a true partner this week. For the record, I'm not amazing at it, so maybe you could pray for me or send me love and light or whatever it is you people do that is uplifting. I could definitely use it.
Love and peace (and all the other things).
Note to self