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Sustainability plan ! Hmm.
Never taught I would write that in my blog, but as I sit here listening to this presentation on sustainability and transition plan when the donors move out, when the country has to take over, I ponder and I realize I can relate.
Love needs a sustainability plan.
Love is like a plant and it needs to feed to survive. It cannot be sustained without food.
What happens when there is only one source of food? When that source is cut off what does it survive on?
It is long distance and you make all the efforts . You do all the calling. You initiate all the texting. And the other party? Seems to be fine either way:If you are there that is fine , if not then that’s okay too.
It is totally discouraging and like I like to say “love is not enough“. Worse still, one sided love is not enough.
Love is meant to be reciprocal. It’s meant to be two sided to work.
If it is one sided.? It will happen but I can bet my life it will not survive through time .
It will die.
No matter how long that one side tries to hold on to it, the bitter truth is that it is not sustainable.
It will surely die.
Those people that said “together we stand, divided we fall”, did not lie . All those stories about a single broom stick and the whole bunch , about where two or three are gathered were not just mere stringing of words together or for want of fancy words.
That is why a boat moves faster with two people rowing at different ends of the boat.
The fact that the other party is making an effort is motivation enough to continue to make yours. That is the drive that keeps you going especially when the going gets bad.
It’s the life boat you hold on to when the ship is sinking.
It’s the tube of oxygen when there is no air,
To sustain long distance , you need a sustainability plan. You need a life line.
You need a willing partner.
A dedicated one.