July 15th, 2021
I’m still on the Old Chicago email list.
For more than a few months, when I’d open one, I would feel heartbreak for what I lost.
After a while, though, I would start to feel a new kind of heartbreak; I’d think of all the things I would have never experienced if I hadn’t lost that job at all.
And in a slightly sadistic way, that’s what life is all about: trading our heartbreaks in so we can create new ones.
If that sounds cynical to you, let me point out that in order for your heart to get broken, you have to love something in the first place.
So that means we just keep loving anyway, over and over and over again.
I’m sorry if you’re experiencing any kind of heartbreak today.
Hopefully you’re able to trade that in and love something you would have never had the opportunity to love before.
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This is a well-written post about our experiences. You’re absolutely right. We wouldn’t have the things we have without heartbreak.
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