sometimes love

Understand that hurt people hurt people. When we are faced with acts of unkindness, harsh words, or dense energy - it is our responsibility to love. Sometimes love means to hug the critic. Sometimes love means to smile at the frown. Sometimes love acts as a boundary. Sometimes love means to give space. We can get caught up with what love is supposed to look like; it’s not always rainbows or soft kisses across our mouths. Sometimes love is the distant memory of what was.