When I think about someone “having heart” I don’t always automatically think of it in the romantic sense.
I think of it as passion for life, compassion for others and the ability to express your true self. All have to do with heart.
I was thinking about this the other day. And how heart is such an important piece of who we are. And what I “need” in a partner. And something that was missing in so many of my past relationships.
LOML has heart. Even way back when I would tell people he “has a good heart” – because he sometimes has a outer that can be perceived as “rough.” Back then in my young, stereotypical head, I classified him as a “rocker” but I knew he had “heart.”
It really came through this week. He had a swimmer who left his team. Without even saying goodbye. He was really hurt. But I know he put real heart into coaching her, her training and towards her as a person. Although there is more to the story (other reasons why he was upset) I know it was because he really and truly gave of himself to help this young women meet her goals.
I really think that passion for anything – life, love and whatever you do – revolves around heart. How do you teach someone about heart? Is it something you are born with ? Or is it something that is learned?
I’m no longer without heart in my life as I am fortunate to now have partner with heart. He brings so much to me – mind, body, soul. But most of all, he has heart.