We're supposed to change. Over time we're supposed to be different. It's a part of knowing you're alive.
I don't want to be who I was 5 years ago and I don't want to be who I am now in 5 years.
I expect myself and others to change. It's a challenge to my compassion and patience to come with an open heart to people I have known and love them as if we have never met, as if I've never been hurt by them and as if they want to be better. I want the way I treat them to reflect my own character and not what I think they "deserve" based on their character.
Sometimes change just seems to happen and other times it comes only through pain or persistence. Today I choose to change the way I love, the reason I love, and to remove all barriers and boundaries that have restricted the love I will give at no cost.