Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 7, January 11

Do you have people in your life whom you love but don't always like? It might be a family member. It might be a friend. Somehow you find yourself loving them but not liking them.
If you don't, that's great. If you're like me and have mixed feelings toward someone, welcome to the club. You're not alone.
This dichotomy of feelings is an unsettling one. At least for me. How can I love someone but at the same time not like him? And then I start wondering if my love is not real love. If I truly love that individual, how can I NOT like him?
Maybe that love is not as genuine as I profess. Maybe it's just a sham. Maybe that love is only a tepid warmth of feeling that comes and goes depending upon that person's behavior.
This I know for sure: love is hard work.


  1. Maybe sometimes love is a choice. A difficult one. Sometimes our mixed feelings are a reflection that we are still on the path to true love, but we haven't arrived at our destination yet.

  2. Isn't this the truth? I certainly know that love isn't always easy but it does bring much happiness.