I am a person who prescribes to the thought process that all people are fundamentally good, or at least have the ability to be so.
I find that there is a basic level of good that can be found in all persons, and simply finding that is what can sometimes prove to be difficult.
There is a person I have met who has the kindest heart and the most gentle soul of anyone I have had the pleasure of spending an extended period of time with. Knowing when you are around people like this is highly valuable, because they will seemingly effortlessly improve your life without your notice.
Admittedly, I am an inherently stubborn, short-tempered, and cynical person. Staying conscious of these traits each day helps me work against them, attempting to be more open-minded, patient, and relaxed. However, working alone can be difficult, and support systems are almost always necessary for many walks of life.
I have a person who shows me by example, practically every moment of everyday, how to be everything I am currently not. He encourages me when I am skeptical of my ability to do better. A heart as pure as his cannot go unnoticed, nor unappreciated.
Being an independent person is a quality I have always prided myself on having. However, if you are even better with a partner, why operate alone?
Having an individual in my life who pushes me out of my comfort zone and into a place of transparent change is arguably the best thing for me.
The person I am today is vastly different from the person I was a few years ago. That is because I am not just one person attempting to charge to the world as an island. I am a person more consumed by love, happiness, and trust—qualities I could not have attained by myself. I have become more fundamentally good with this amazing person in my life.