coerceheart asked: I don't know what to say Courtney. You have left me baffled. Your poetry is so beautiful. Your story so tragic. Yet you carry on, painfully. You're an inspiration. Truly. Simply by putting yourself out there and being vulnerable, you have helped so many people. Some that you will never know you helped. One thing I would like to ask of you, that I think you would have a beautiful response to is: Describe, in a sentence, what you wish the world truly understood.
You are so kind, seriously. Thank you so much.
Honestly what I wish the world understood was love.
Love is not having someone that dotes to your every need, love does not mean you need the company of another person, love doesn’t mean that you sacrifice who you are so someone else will stay…
Love is giving. Love never takes. Love understands that you must put out kindness to keep the world going. Love is listening to a child when everyone else ignores them. Love is looking at someone and feeling nothing but the need to make sure they are happy. Love is making sure you are comfortable with yourself. Love is buying yourself a movie ticket and taking yourself to the movies.
Love is giving as much as you can when you’re broke to people that need it more than you. Love is hugging someone a little longer because you know they need it. Love is telling strangers you love them and meaning the entire weight of what you say. Love is smiling at a stranger. Love is making babies laugh. Love is helping out your parents when you know they would never do the same for you.
Love is something everyone thinks they understand but not many people do.