There is a beauty in love, the raw, vulnerability you give when you give yourself over to it. It takes courage, it takes selflessness, it takes trust, it takes letting go of pride! The spiral is scary, but the leap is always worth it…even when loving hurts, the pain is worth it! When you love someone you give them the power to make you the happiest, giddiest, most fulfilled person….you also give them the control to inflict pain, so deep that it can bring you to your knees…that is the adventure of it all. I know the risks, but I choose love EVERY SINGLE TIME! Why? Because I prefer love to fear, I prefer sharing my heart than being lonesome, and I prefer loving no matter what is at stake. No matter the outcome, loving is ALWAYS worth it. And if you are lucky, really lucky, and you let go of all your inhibitions, you will feel that love come full circle. The only thing more beautiful than love is looking into the eyes of the one you love and seeing that same depth of love shining back at you! It has been a long road to me feeling happy, to me letting go of old hurt, of really trusting my heart to fully give in to the intoxication of being in love…….but I must say that falling back in love again is freeing in a way that guarding my heart has ever been! Take the plunge, love every single chance you get!