The other day, a friend posted something on social media asking people what their fathers taught them, and there were so many amazing gems on love that I felt so inspired!
I am a firm believer that like the Beatles sang, “All you need is love,” and of course, chocolate, and these fatherly lessons really hit me right in the heart.
Accept the person for everything he/she is
This lesson was taught to me by my own father.
You can’t change someone. You can only love the person (or don’t) for who that person is.
This means you accept them as is– flaws and all. No one will be perfect. You will never meet one incredibly perfect person who comes with no inconveniences or stresses, but you can choose someone who is “perfect” for you– flaws and all.
The trick is to accept those flaws!
If the person wants you, he/she will convince you
This quote really struck me, so I posted it somewhere for me to see periodically:
Patience. If the person wants you, let that person convince you!
This spoke to me on so many levels.
1- Be patient for the right person– the right person who shows you you matter
2- If someone cares about you, he/she will find a way into your life and heart and convince you that this person is worthy of staying
3- When someone cares, that person will go out of his or her way to see it that you know it!
You can’t reason with the unreasonable
If you meet someone who is constantly unreasonable, difficult or impossible to view your side, forget it.
You cannot reason with the unreasonable.
Stick around and wait for someone like quotes #1 and #2