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When is the last time you told you your wife, husband, girlfriend you love them? If you love someone, you go out of the way to make the person feel comfortable around you. How do you do that? The hand of a mother caressing the child communicates love. In a marriage relationship, love has new depth of meaning in sexual relationship. In the workplace, love and support of colleagues sustains togetherness.
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Love is kind. Love is patient. Love never fails. You love the other people for whom they are and not they offer you back in return for your love.
Where can you find love? Love is not on sale in the market place. You’ve been looking for love without success. According to Loretta Young, “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.”
When you love someone, you do all it takes to maintain that euphoria feeling of affection. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. concludes that, “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”
What is the difference between immature and mature love? Erich Fromm says, “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.'” What is your answer? Yes. No. I don’t know. Pick on one.
“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love,” Max Muller said. You need love and affection to function as a normal human being just as much as a flower needs sunshine to grow. These two elements of love and sunshine are inseparable.
You’ve a pair of two physical eyes to observe and understand the world round about. You also have insight on matters of life not available on sight because, “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye,” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. said.
How would you like to meet the ghost of a dearly departed loved one? “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen,” François de La Rochefoucauld remarked. Have you seen love? Then you must have seen a ghost. Share the news with someone today.
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Aristotle couldn’t have chosen a better description for love. Another way of echoing similar sentiments is that Love is two hearts that beat as one.
You’ve been in love before. Forget about the fact not all lovers end up living happily ever after. How did love feel when it was fresh and cozy? Lao Tzu says, “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” I couldn’t agree more. What about you?
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” No one knows this better than Mother Teresa. The reason you’re hurting is because you don’t love enough. Love is giving without expecting returns.
Imagine life without love? That would be no life at all. “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life,” Leo Buscaglia said. How sad that you miss out enjoying this free gift by denying you and others love. Give someone love today through kind deed.
Have you ever considered what kept Jesus Christ on that rugged cross of Calvary? It was not the nail prints but his love for sinners. Christ alone is able to say with authority, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another,” Jesus Christ commanded his disciples. Do you love enough to lay your life down for someone?
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier,” Mother Teresa said. This remarkable woman was the embodiment of true love demonstration through her selfless action of ministering to the poorest of the poor.
How long ago did the woman in your life whisper the words “I love you in your ears?” You probably heard these words one day, week, month ago. It is not so much the frequency as it is the thought behind these words that counts. “The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love,” Jean de la Bruyere said.
True love clears the clutter of confusion in relationships. You’ve no secrets, no distance between two people who love and cherish one another. The two of you are like two sides of the same coin because, “Everything is clearer when you’re in love,” John Lennon said.
How can you know that your partner loves you? “The best proof of love is trust,” Joyce Brothers said. Trust is the foundation of a strong relationship. If you can trust the other person with your heart why wouldn’t you trust him/her with everything else?
Life is full of pressure from all sides. The economy, the contemporary success image are some of the pressure points. No one cares that you’ve a fat bank account, live in a mansion and drive the latest car model. If you miss out on love, none of these things matter. “What the world really needs is more love and less paper work,” Pearl Bailey said.
Love does not blossom unless it is cultivated and nurtured in a good environment. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow,” John Lennon said. In case you doubt, look around at nature to get perfect object lesson on love from the growth of flowers in your backyard, house.
You know you’re in love because you feel it in your heart and it warms the blood in your veins. However, the same feeling of love can’t be whisked away with the tap of a finger. Now you know the reason you’ve difficulty letting go when the relationship breaks up. You want to move on but don’t know how because, “Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop,” H. L. Mencken said.
True love knows no bounds, resides in the depth of the heart where logic and reason do not penetrate. You cannot reason out love any more than you can prove life ceases in the event of death. If you agree with this proposition you conclude with Blaise Pascal‘s observation that, “Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.”