After celebrating Valentine's Day and seeing everyone's lovely "Couple" photos, it has me thinking. What is Love?? By definition: Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals.
To me there are so many different kinds of love. There is the type of love for the person you are with. The one you feel is your soul mate. That's the person that no matter what is always there. The relationship is far from perfect and not always wonderful. But it's the person you see yourself growing old with, the one who is also a true friend, the person who completes your day and is always in your corner. The difference in this type of love to me, is you each chose to love each other. You in some way, whether in a church full of people, or amongst yourselves, vowed to love each other.
There is the love for family. This love is unconditional whether you believe it or not. You definetly have conflicts and many difference of opinions. You get frustrated with family and they see your worst many times. But guess what, they are still there. Whether you feel that they are or not. They are always there and they always will be your family. Nothing will change that fact. I think it is hard because we like to be in control and we don't get to chose our family. They are chosen for us. Have you ever realized that you can say whatever about your family, but let someone else say it! There is love for your family and it is different than others.
There is the love of a child. To me nothing compares to this type of love. It can't be broken, changed, or pushed aside. From the moment that sweet baby looks in your eyes and you know it depends souly on you to love it forever. The love for a child is unconditional. There isn't any disappointmen, hurtful thing they say, or challenge they throw your way that will make you love them less. The love for a child would make you lay down your life in a split second without thinking twice. When their feelings are hurt, your heart breaks. When they are sick, your heart aches. When they tell you they hate you and you're so unfair, your heart breaks and you know you are a good parent. Being a parent is the hardest job you will ever love with all your heart and soul forever and always.
There are many other kinds of love: The way you love true friend. The one you can be yourself with and never worry what they will think. The friend you can laugh about the crazy things you've done in life together. They are the one you can vent to about your other loves. There is also the love of your career, your faith, your acccomplishments, and hobbies.
Whatever or whoever you love in your life, whatever kind of love you have, I hope that it feels your heart and gives you something to cherish everyday.
Thank you for reading and rememer to "Cherish Every Moment".