Given my post from yesterday, I thought I should post a more in depth conclusion to my whole experience... Here goes....
Although you will find more people than not in your lifetime who rub you the wrong way, you should never let that stop you from allowing yourself to laugh and get caught up in the moment with another person. Every once in a while you will find someone who, like you, prefers their chicken with no bones. You will think they're crazy because they only like mozzarella cheese, and only if it's melted. You will laugh and joke and it will feel great when you find it.
You are bound to find someone you instantly want to be best friends with. You are destined to want to never stop talking to someone. We may not all know who that someone is, but if you're patient, you'll be staying up all night just because you wanted "5 more minutes" 72 times. When you find that person, do what you can to learn about them. Find out what makes them happy. Find out what makes them mad. Find out how they handle their anger. Ask about religious views. Ask about goals. Even ask what they would do if they won the lottery... all of this is good information..
Most of all, though, don't ever let your past negative experiences stop you from taking a chance on someone new.
When I find my One, I hope he loves me the way I love me. I hope he never takes my time for granted. I hope he pays attention to the little things that make me smile. I hope he jokes with me. I hope he wants to be a better father than I could've imagined for my children. I hope he wants to watch me sing songs in my car in Sign Language. I hope he gets excited when he thinks of me. I hope he's mine and I'm his forever.
~until next time
Working a full time job, raising two daughters, attempting to have a social life, trying to make my family proud, and trying to make myself proud are things I do every day. I'm now beginning my journey of giving. This is step one.