"The word "love" can have a variety of related but distinct meanings in different contexts. Often, other languages use multiple words to express some of the different concepts that English relies mainly on "love" to encapsulate..."
drawn with love from me to you! : )
i don't remember where i found this one. LOL
and, of course, the man who will always hold a piece of my heart...
sometimes ppl confuse love and lust. (which i was not implying at all by the pictures above. they are just some of the men whom i would LOVE to meet...*grin*) sometimes ppl (myself included) use the word love to mean want or for different levels of like. and i think that's okay. as long as we (myself included) remember what true love really is.
true love is what God has for us. what Jesus demonstrated by giving His life for ours.
true love is when you think of someone else before yourself. now, imo, that doesn't mean that you always choose what they want above what you want, just that you think of it, and really consider it in any decision you make. as a parent, friend, aunt/uncle, co-worker. even a stranger on the street. having love in your heart means that when you see someone stranded on the side of the road you help them if you can, say a prayer for them if you can't.
romantic love isn't the end. i'm not saying it's bad, just that it's not... what ppl make it out to be in books and movies. or, rather, books & movies tend to show the beginning of the romance, instead of the fact that the romance is just the beginning. once someone is woo'd, so to speak, each party still has to ... think of the other person before themselves. you don't just "fall in love" and "live happily ever after." you have to work at it. ppl say love isn't work, but it kinda is. it's a choice. for those of you who are married/engaged/living w/ your significant other, you know that sometimes they do something you don't like. and you have to choose to ignore it, say something about it, leave because of it... ya know?
even with family - you choose to love your family "because they're family." there are plenty of families who choose NOT to stay together, not to support each other, not to subscribe to the belief that "blood is thicker than water." there are thresholds to support - but to love? isn't it true that if you love someone, you love them forever?
if it's true love, yes. if it's romantic love, not necessarily.
IMO. : )
and of course i have more experience with familial and friend love than romantic love! yet, my favorite books are romances, my favorite movies romantic comedies. so i'm definitely a ... fan... of love. *laugh*
most of all, i think the Bible got it right in Corinthians - Love is kind. all the other stuff, as well, but what i hold on to, what i try to emulate even when i don't feel like it, is the kindness of love.
and, i can NOT do a post on love without sharing this:
and if i could do a collage of all my nieces & nephews, it would be here, too. i should work on that, actually. (my dream, if you must know, is to have all of them in one room sometime w/in the next few years. if that room happened to be on a disney cruise or at WDW....well, i wouldn't complain! *grin*)
so, wow, that was a little more and a little less than i'd intended. just a brief anything about my day, then, because i mostly slept, watched hulu (Huge, Persons Unknown, and AGT), read, went to happy hour at the remaining sonic in town...
weird happening - mom's number was on my caller ID at 1:30 in the morning, and then phil texted me at like 2 saying, "what?" i have no idea why. it was just really strange!! *laugh*
so, Huge is a show that i just discovered on hulu, but they don't have episodes 6(? i think), 7, 8 or 9 available right now. : ( but then they have episode 10, which is a part 2, available? really, hulu?? come on! *laugh* so, i stopped 1/2 way thru, and i'll watch the rest when it's available, i guess. i really like it, tho! then we have Persons Unknown. i had to catch up on the last 4 episodes, which as it was a mini-series, were the last 4 episodes. *laugh* and boy, what a trip! seriously, at the end i was screaming! it was like Lost but in only 13 episodes instead of many seasons! so, i would say to my fellow Lost fans - give it a chance! : ) i'm still not sure if i LIKED the ending, but i thought it was clever and interesting, and the characters will stay with me!
okay, now i'm off to watch AGT & pray that the power stays on through it! : )
ttfn! <3 ya!!!