Only with understanding and forgiveness have I found the grace of the deep love I share. We both almost gave up in the early days, but we persevered. Love started it all, but sacrifice, determination and kindness kept us together.
Sometimes in life, you have to sacrifice your relationship for the better good. It might be that your family is not agreeing with you both being together or the circumstances arise where you have to move a distance far from lover and it is more easier to give up relationship so that your lover can live a better life. If you look at it in a positive way you’ll realize that when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.The real sacrifice should be done from love… It should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. It should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own. And sacrifice is not something to regret, it’s something to aspire.
What matters most in relationships can be summed up in one word, “otherness”. It is through an otherness focus that we love. Through love we show and tell others that they matter to us. Love recognizes others and their needs, their needs to be noticed, to be accepted, appreciated, to be loved, and to know that they matter. The most important asset you have is your time, and if you are loving others with your time, then you are doing what matters the most. Love is sacrifice, you sacrifice your time, what you want or desire, to love others.
Veronica Roth has beautifully quoted- “There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk towards a better life. That is the sort of bravery you must have now.”