Monday, January 4, 2016

What Is Love?

If we look at our lives so closely or if we research the word love, I assure you that we will find a definition of what love is. Not only one definition but so many that we may end up confused. There is the world's definition, people's definition, the media's definition, the best sellers' definition, the movies' definition, and the list goes on! 

I for one believe that love is when someone accepts others the way they are no matter what; with all their shortcomings, quirks, and flaws. If you love someone, you do not ask them to change who they are to accommodate your needs or meet your expectations. If you love someone, you forgive them their own mishaps as many times as it takes! You give up parts of you, your dreams, and expectations to mold new ones that build your relationship and make it stronger than ever.

 If you love someone, you fight for them and you stand for all they are! You do not give up on what you have with them and dwell on what might have been. You look at that person as if he or she is your world and no one can even compare. You make them your life, your dream, and your everything! You become their everything as well; their friend, their family, and the person they feel safe to go to when everything around them seems to be falling apart or when they need a shoulder to lean on because no one else can do it as good as you! You become their source of happiness, confidence, and encouragement. You  become the one who lifts them up and makes them feel that no one can come close! You are the one who wipes their tears rather than cause them.

Love means that you will always wrap your arms around those you love and hold them close, especially when they are sad and afraid. You will make sure they know that you will stand for them and fight for them when the world is trying to tear them apart. There will be moments when they will feel that the whole world is against them; which is when your love is supposed to assure them that everything is going to be alright because you are with them no matter what! This is what love is for me!

If you are not ready to do all of this, then you are not in love and "I love you" would mean nothing.  If you are not ready to do this, then you are not ready to be in a relationship with these people.  Sometimes,in the long run, knowing the truth despite how much hurt it brings, is way more rewarding and less complicated than pretending something exists when it does not!  

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