When I’m talking to someone and the thought floats in my mind that I could do this forever, something stirs in my heart.

Flash-forward, we’re dating, we hold hands, we laugh, we’re happy.

In the present moment of sudden happiness, I imagine myself feeling this happy for as long as possible, comfortable with this person in front of me. She’s made me happy; she makes me happy; she’ll make me happy. 

But love and commitment are two very different things. You can love someone without committing to them and you can commit to someone without loving them. Having both is a key component to relationships. But if you have one you can work on the other. Not saying it’ll be easy but it is doable.

Either way you still make me happy.