Why Love Matters

Love has the power to change things.  It moves us to open our hearts, break down our walls, master the unthinkable. It motivates and gives us a reason for living.  I saw this on Humans of New York and knew I had to share:

I don’t want to say I was depressed, but my life has been pretty humdrum for the past eighteen years. Every day I’d wake up, eat breakfast, go to church, go back home—always the same thing. But now I’ve met this woman and suddenly I feel young again. I can’t concentrate. All I want to do is be with her. I used to eat whenever I wanted, but now I can get by on just a banana. I’m even trying to improve myself. I’m doing pushups in the morning. Can you believe that? Four herniated disks in my back, and I’m doing pushups every morning.

Monica Parikh