Our daughter surprised me with a memory book (creative memories) filled with pictures and letters of love from sooooooooooo many people I love. The tears began flowing the minute I opened the book...and they're still flowing. What greater treasure than having loving memories from family and friends (and acquaintances!) to let me know how I have touched their lives! There was a time many years ago, after our little Meggan died, when I questioned the "purpose" of my life....and what was the reason for me to continue living. And so, almost 21 years later, I have received more affirmation than I could ever have hoped for. It has both overwhelmed and overjoyed me to know that the love in my heart has embraced others. During times ahead when I might feel/question my purpose, I have only to open the memory book to any page....and I know I will be uplifted.
If there is someone in your life who is especially important to you, don't hesitate to let them know what role they have played in your life. We never really know how much we have made a difference in others' lives, do we....unless someone tells us.
Remember that the heart has an enormous capacity for loving, even tho it may have been broken over and over. Don't be afraid to share that love.