The Definition of Love


Pondering what it means to love someone gives me pause.

When you love someone, you don’t give up, you don’t walk away – and you keep trying until there is just no way it can be salvaged. For whatever reason.

In times of struggle and heartache we keep trying. We keep pushing and hoping for the best possible outcome. The difficulty comes in when love may only be one-sided. Or when two people do not show love in the same way. I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman that explained that everyone shows love in a different way, in his representation, five different ways. I show love with words of affection and physical touch and I understand that language the best.

Love is a feeling, however, if we feel it — we may or may not show it. Feelings are private, and other people do not know when you are having them. They are your own. It is then we must choose to show that feeling and act upon it.

While everything in my life right now is in limbo… I know that the definition of love is presently giving me the most pause.

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” -Unknown

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