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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

What is love?

on October 2, 2014

We all have different ideas of what love is.   Some of us can really feel love and share it with others.  Some of us only see love as another word that means nothing.  For anyone who has grown up surrounded by love that is openly and genuinely expressed, they will understand love to be a warm, caring connection to others.   For anyone who has grown up surrounded by some type of dysfunction or indifference, they may not understand what love really means.

Love can be understood as a feeling of affection for a family member or friend, a deep emotional attachment to a member of the opposite sex or the desire to do acts of kindness for another human being.   Love is often the fuel that keeps people together in tough times.

Everyone needs to feel loved and be able to give love to others.  Love is a powerful emotion and without love our lives are meaningless.    What is the true meaning of love?

  • love is patient and kind, showing goodness to others
  • love is not jealous of other people, it is pleased when others are honoured
  • love is not boastful or proud, it accepts what it has
  • love is not rude, it honours others by being considerate and courteous
  • love is not self-seeking. it is interested in assisting others
  • love is not easily angered, it is willing to endure insults and nasty comments
  • love keeps no record of wrongs, forgetting and forgiving what has been said or done
  • love does not delight in evil, taking part in things that are wrong, instead rejoices in the truth
  • love protects others by concealing or hiding the faults of others
  • love trusts and tries to believe the best
  • love hopes that all things will eventually work out for the best
  • love perseveres, it never gives up

These are tough standards to live up to but we should always try our best.  Remember, love is powerful and love never fails.  It just goes on and on for eternity.

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~Erich Fromm

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

  • Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig

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