These days, I take time to sit with myself to see how I feel and why, to know what thoughts are present most often in my mind, and to simply enjoy my own company. Seems the more time I spend with myself, seems the more freely I fall in love, not all over again, but for the first time.
It takes time to get beyond past pain, current frustrations and future fear. But if you will take the time to do so, on the other side is freedom, joy and peace. Circumstances may remain trying, but your joy will be firmly rooted in the love you've discovered for the person God created you to be. How can you say you love Him whom you've never seen and not love your brother and sister who you see everyday was the question posed to us in the Bible? A step further to help scripture interpret itself is, how can you love God and your neighbor if you have not yet allowed love to be a reality in and for yourself? May this be the beginning of transition in your life.