Most of the time it is easy to open your heart and shower those you love and the world in the healing glow of your love.
On the other hand there are times when this is the most difficult thing in the world to do. There are days when our loved ones hurt us, either through actions or words and these actions gnaw away at our souls. They pierce a thin membrane and wound us deeply. We are after all human and the fragility of being human can at times make us paper over aches and wounds so we can muster the strength to face another day. Therefore it doesn't take much to peel this fragile layer away and re-expose the wound.
At times like this having strength of the soul can help you to face this wound, take on its pain and see it in the light of day. You can examine why this wound hurts and why are you carrying around this hurt? Every little question you answer and expose can help you to permanently remove these hurts and wounds allowing your strength to overcome and fight on.
To love means you have to be strong, because love has many facets and dimensions, many ways it can be used against you, many ways to hurt and wound you but its greatest treasure is that it can be the answer to all your questions and be the one part of you that you take with you. It never subsides, never dies and never ever leaves you.
Have the strength to love.