Friday, October 05, 2007

Finding Love And Acceptance

Had a talk with a friend recently. She was upbeat about her life...although things could be better.  Later I heard from others that she was seeing a married man.  At first I thought,"Why would such a winner of a lady 'sabotage' her life in such a way?"  I mean, what can that man offer her?  A few stolen hours?  Some happiness... but not much and most definitely temporary? 

Cue Whitney Houston's song 'Saving All My Love For You".

But I begin to see that it's all about finding love and acceptance.  That's what all of us want anyway.  It's just that some of us find it within ourselves, within our families and our friends.  Others seem to need to find it elsewhere.  Perhaps 'elsewhere' is more fun, more interesting... I wouldn't know.  Different strokes for different folks.

One friend said to me,"Hah, wait till it happens to you."  I may sound arrogant but I say it won't.  Because I wouldn't let it.  A relationship is like heading down a road.  But you have to take that first step.  Before you do, you have to have some idea where that road is heading.  So if you don't like what could be waiting for you at the end of that road, then don't take that first step.

Walk away.  Even if it kills you inside.

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