Talking to my friend this morning about love - "two times failed" he said about former relationships. It made me reflect - how often we determine the value of love or relationship by how long it lasted or the current status.
You see, in reality, if you opened your heart twice that says you believed and were willing to be vulnerable twice. You risked big twice. That says a lot.
Even just doing the right thing in relationships when it means being honest, kind and good - that is success.
Often Hollywood paints a picture of love that loses its real beauty. The Bible says it best:
1 Corinthians 13:4 "Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
In love everyone wins. Because when you truly love you want OTHER people to win. You pray they do and just by praying that . . . and by keeping your heart right . . . you win too.