Good afternoon! I hope this week goes smoothly for you and allows you room to learn and grow within yourself and others. You know what has been slightly disassociated with finding love and building love as of late? Patience. Something I’m personally learning and appreciating at this point in time. We all know that feeling when we find someone and they just ignite that tender but burning emotion inside of you. The one that makes you smile uncontrollably when you think about them and sad every time you realize they’re not there. And that feeling is very special and one that should be treated with respect, honour, care, and yes, patience. I’ve seen too many times people share that special bond and immediately just jump forward and push their relationship and that bond to the next level. The thing about bonds (and as such, the relationships they hold) is that they need to be built and strengthened. For example: Just because you started training last week at the gym, doesn’t mean you’re going to run the Boston Marathon next weekend. This is true with Love also. Love is worth the wait, the patience and the effort it takes to make the bonds so strong that moving to the “next level” is not a thought or decision, but instead an obvious and logical eventuality. Distance is a contributing factor, as is time dating/getting to know someone. We all have the tendency to feel that emotion and just jump in with both feet, not thinking or planning, because we simply don’t want to let that emotion pass us by. And more often than not it’s detrimental to what could have been or what shouldn’t have been. Love is patient and requires you to be also. It’s worth it, I promise. And if it’s meant to be, it will be. You can’t mess up that which is fated to be. And true love will also wait for you. That being said, there’s a limit to all things, patience included. And there comes a time when it’s appropriate and the necessary and called-for next steps. So remember; Communication, Honesty, Respect and Trust. Couple those pillars (which are what you should be building with your patience) with the Patience to make sure you’re doing the right thing, and incredible things will happen for you and come to you. I promise. Love is worth the wait. You are worth the wait. We are worth the wait. And you will be loved. Sit back, take a deep breath, smile to yourself and be grateful for what you have and are creating, not for what you could have or might have soon. Love is a journey, not a destination. And as always; Smile on, Much Love.