So this is a very different post, but it's something I have posted for two specific reasons. I think it's something that should be shared, and something I want feedback on. What to you think of this particular post? Do you agree with me? Is there anything you want to add?
So as most of you know, I live in a very blended family. I have cousins galore, (including step-cousins) I have a step auntie, and step Grandparents. I have so many people who love me, (including my beautiful, crazy, wonderful friends,) that it's overwhelming!! And this is a topic and question that had been in the back of my mind for a long time. EVERYONE loves slightly differently. Ever heard of Love Languages? (Mine are mainly physical touch and words of affirmation)
So this has gotten me thinking. What is love? It surely must be more then an emotion...so this is taken directly out of my journal which I always have with me wherever I go, and I try to figure out what this thing we call love is. (And remember people. This isn't just about husband and wifey love. It's ALL kinds. Love for your friends, parents, siblings, all of it.)
"Love is something we all experience. But it's not just a feeling. It's something complex and beyond our understanding. Love is sacrificing yourself for the other person. It's learning their needs, wants, hopes, dreams, fears, and beliefs. Love is understanding, respect, kindness, compassion, patience, warmth, comfort, care, laughter, peace, contentment, joy, and sacrifice. Love isn't just kisses and hugs and saying "I love you." It's running to the store for ice cream even if it's really our of the way. Love is something we all NEED and crave. It's a real thing that we all need just as much as food and water. It fills us, completes us. Without it, we are empty, weak, unstable, lonely, angry people. Love is such a beautiful, complex, wonderful, incredible word, it really need more letters. "
I know I have barely scratched the surface. But this is something that I feel strongly about. It's so bizarre to think that we depend on an emotion. It's something we need more then happiness or joy. In fact, I'd go as far to say it IS happiness and joy. It's something we never may fully understand, but it is something wonderful and pure.
So, if you've read this far, then thanks. :) I LOVE you all!!