Monday, June 16, 2014

Your Heart Is Safe With Me

“Your heart is safe with me.” That’s the message I want my life to convey to others. 

Everyone needs someone to listen. They need someone who can hear the mistakes, the bad thoughts, the dreams they feel are embarrassing, and the tender heartaches they hold dear. They need someone to still love them. Still value them. Still look at them without judgmental eyes.

None of us are perfect. I’ve looked at people, who in my mind, were flawless, perfect, and had it all together, only to find out that they didn’t. They don’t. They struggle just like you and I do. They have regrets just like you and I do . And they mess up – just like you and I do.

I need to know that when I choose to bare my heart and soul to someone – that it’s safe with them. I need to know they won’t laugh at me, won’t throw me under the bus at some point, and won’t walk away.

And I know that others need that too. Everyone needs that.

It’s tough to let someone into the deep recesses of your heart, knowing that they will see your humanity, flaws, and weaknesses. Yet it’s those very authentic things that truly bonds relationships. It invites someone else to say, “You too? I thought I was the only one!” It encourages love, kindness, and understanding.

I want to be those things for someone else. I want someone else to be those things for me.

In case you were wondering, “your heart is safe with me.”  I know your choices may not be the ones I would make – but I will still be your friend. I will still love you the best way I know how, and I will still try to encourage and advise you – because of that love.

Your heart is safe with me. I hardly know all the answers to your questions and your fears. But I know what it’s like to HAVE questions and fears. I know what it’s like to beat yourself up for the things you say and the things you do. I know what it’s like to be afraid to voice your inner feelings.

Your heart is safe with me. For I find value in you. I know your life has purpose. I may not say the right things at the right time, but I won’t walk away. I will continue to be your friend even when you don’t feel like a friend to yourself.

Your heart is safe with me.

I am not perfect. I don’t have it all together. But I’m here. Here for you. Today, tomorrow, and next week.  For no heart should journey through life alone.


Dream of Generations said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I wish more people had the mindset like this instead of being so judgmental and having so much hate in their hearts.


Dionna said...

Thank you, Erin. I think everyone needs to know their heart is safe with someone.