You give me feelings I’ve never had. You make me want to be a better man.
“I never knew, love how I’ve known it with you.” Whitney Houston
When I think about how much I love you, I can’t breathe. You bring out emotions in me that I didn’t know existed. I want so much more of what I’m feeling. To say, “I love you,” would be disrespectful to how I feel. What I have feels bigger and stronger than love—you are literally my oxygen.
I don’t know how we got here. Our love was improbable and happened when I least expected it. I was busy trying to build a better life and so were you. We came from different worlds and our experiences should have kept us apart. They didn’t and now we are here.
This love terrifies. It’s so intense. I know that we’ll either have a fairy tale ending or I will walk away with a shattered heart. Either way, I’m willing to risk it because of how you make me feel. You make me want to be a better man.
You’ve helped me find what used to drive me. You’ve helped me realize that I want to be the best version of myself. I let myself go for a long time. I can finally admit it. Your love helped me see past my excuses and gave me the strength to put in the hard work to regain control.
Every day when I’m tempted to eat junk food or skip a workout, I think about you. I think about how I want to be a man that drives you wild. I want you to see me and feel the instant electricity that I feel for you. You help me push through what has held me back in the past.
I know that I have to be my own man, and that’s what I’m doing. I know that confidence is sexy, and so that’s what I’m working on. I just want you to know how you’ve changed my life with your love. Thank you for giving me the time of day and thank you for showing me love in a way that I’ve never experienced.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my love… You mean everything to me.
Guys, when you find the one who takes your breath away, hold onto them. Love them and cherish them every day. Show them how much they mean to you with the actions you take. Talk is cheap. Love this special may only happen once in your life, so do what it takes to keep the fire alive.
Commit to doing the hard work that it takes to keep love strong. Be the best version of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Be a confident man by wanting more from life and being willing to go after it. Never settle for good enough when you can experience amazing. Love as if today were the last day you will live.
Have you ever experienced a love so strong it scared you?
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