The Greatest Love of All

October 24th, 2018

At breakfast, my brother’s been playing old songs. I used to sing “The Greatest Love of All” as a requested song of my mom. But, I never really realized how beautiful this song is. Yes, I asked my brother to put it on repeat.

So, here I am, deducing the song, not eating breakfast and posting my thoughts in the blog.

The children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
*We should empower them. Boost their confidence and let them learn on their own. If we tell them that they can, that everything is possible, then they’ll dream bigger. They will start achieving things. They will set standards for themselves. This also goes out as a reminder to parents to be careful on what we say to children. Telling them that a simple hurtful tease at school is okay because he/she is actually into you, is a big Lie! This creates a notion that even if you are hurt in a relationship, you should just accept it. No way!

Let the children’s laughter remind us of how we used to be.
*We should learn how to have fun. Growing up shouldn’t be all serious. Sometimes, doing silly things, are what we need to move forward.

Everybody’s searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me
*I know and I can relate! Lol! But for me, my hero is my mom. I look up to her. I admire a lot of people but I have never found someone who can fulfill my needs. It is a lonely place, sometimes. But, It’s better to be alone than call someone just when you need him/her or just because I am lonely and I need a cuddle. I don’t want to play with feelings. And sometimes, I end up talking to myself. Lol! Or writing something. Who else will understand you well? Yourself. So, I learned to watch in a movie theater alone, travel alone.. do almost everything alone. I embraced solitude and I let myself soak in it until I am okay. And, I’m okay. Hehe

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, If I succeed
At least I lived as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity

*My favorite verse. I was told too many times to limit this, that.. Do this, that. To submit to men because I always come off too strong for them. Guess what? I always fail to do that. I can’t be someone I am not. I will never forget what King Henry VIII said to Queen Elizabeth.

He said, “Act according to the conscience of your heart.”

If I have hurt someone by doing this, I am sorry. I am flawed. But, I can’t live with myself knowing that I haven’t done what I feel like doing. That I haven’t tried. My mind will keep on bugging me, saying that I should have done it. I can’t trap myself in something I am not just to please you. I can’t degrade and forget my desires to fit in the society. I can’t do things that are not aligned to what I believe in. This is all I have that I uphold dearly.

Now, if I fail by doing these things. Then, I am thankful that I learned from them. I will understand how painful it is, the effect of it in my life, my decisions and the future. I’ll be scarred but wiser. If I succeed, I will dream some more and will try different ways on doing things.

Because the greatest
Love of all is happening to me
I found the greatest
Love of all inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all
*I learned this the hard way. If you realize your value and you start loving yourself, people will also see how worthy you are. It can be hard sometimes due to certain circumstances. It is hard to find yourself if you have put it in someone else. So, find it within. Invest in yourself first before you invest to others. Put yourself first and everything else will follow. As what I have said, I learned this the hard way. Here I am, still stubborn as hell. But, I definitely know better now.

And if, by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love
*If your decisions/ambitions/dreams lead you to being alone, love yourself more, then share it to others. Doesn’t have to be an intimate kind of relationship. Help people, find happiness and unconditional love there.

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