Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Have you ever given all your energy to someone, toiled for them, but didn’t receive so much as a thank you? You sacrificed your money and sleep for their benefit. You put their needs first. Then, when they finally get back on their feet, or it comes time for them to repay you, they look at you as if you've somehow done them wrong. They tell you they must take care of their needs first. As painful as it is to say this, it's not their fault; it’s yours. Why? Because you ordered the drink.
Love comes in many assorted flavors. Sweet, bittersweet, and just plain bitter. The latter two can be toxic. I don't drink. Every now and then, on a special occasion, I'll have a glass of wine, but it must be sweet. There have been occasions, however, when the sweet wine wasn't available, so my waiter or waitress offered a substitute. Needless to say, it was either bittersweet or bitter. Two sips in, I was sending it back in exchange for a ginger ale (something I can handle). If I were a real drinker or an alcoholic, I would have drunk it anyway. Perhaps I’d even have two or three glasses. Relationships are the same. Instead of getting involved in a sweet relationship that we can handle, we often find ourselves settling and drinking a substitute that we can't handle and doesn't taste good, just because we want to be with someone. The after-effects can be toxic to the heart. The heart was made to give love and receive love; anything less can stress you out of here, literally. The next morning you rise, feeling as though your head has been hit by a baseball bat from all the crying. Your heart feels like someone replaced it with a piece of sandpaper. It's called a love hangover, and it comes from consuming too much of that which is not good for you. So, whether it’s a business, family, or friendship, if it doesn't taste good, send it back and get something that you can handle. Take two tablespoons of prayer and meditation and dance all night. You'll feel better when morning comes..