Sometimes in life we just have to be the better person. We have to be the stronger person. We have to be the one to make the first move. We have to be the one to break the ice. We have to be the one to say I'm sorry first. We have to be the one to cause some "friction" to ultimately "smooth" things over. Sometimes in life, we just have to roll up our sleeves and get dirty.
We need to have HOPE, when it seems like there may be none left.
We need to have FAITH, and believe in our loved ones when no one else will.
We need to LOVE our loved ones through it all, just as Jesus does.
We need to have DETERMINATION, to see our loves one through to victory.
No one walks into your life by happen chance. There is a reason for everything. Though some people may not be destined to be in your life forever, there is a reason that they are there. And while they are there (whether it be short-term or long-term), I one hundred percent believe that it is our duty to be relentless in our hope, faith, love and determination for them.
You will never know the impact that you could have on a person's life. So wouldn't you want to make the best impact every single day. When all is said and done to know that you have given it your all.
Relationships are not easy. They are hard, hard work. Whether it is maintaining a relationship with a parent, keeping in contact with your best friend from high school ten years down the line or making sure that fire is lit with your spouse. Sometimes life hits your loved ones with a curveball, and though what they are going through may not directly involve you, you still feel the repercussions of it. But through it all, lets choose to have hope, to not lose faith, to give love and show determination. Lets fight for those relationships that matter. After all, Jesus fought for and gave his life for us.