Love is patient, love is kind. Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard that one before. But what is love? Really? Are there different kinds of love? Sure there is. And I think it is one of the most abused words of any language. I love bacon. I love warm, sunny days. But that is different from the love I have for my children. I love my kids is different from the love I have for other family members. So yes, there are different kinds of love. I would probably lump my love for Alabama football with bacon however.
Love is a bond. Whether it is between you and your children or your parents or your spouse or significant other. You have a bond with those people. This may be were the love is patient thing comes in. In any relationship, you have to be patient. With that the kind thing probably needs to kick in. Sometimes you have to be kind, love demands it.
You also having to be trusting. Trust goes a long way in any relationship. Without trust, a loving relationship between a man and a woman can exist, but it will surely have it’s downsides. Trust when combined with love can make the downsides a lot easier to handle. You just have to have the trust thing going on in order to have a true loving relationship. Which brings me to, is love a feeling? I think it is. You do have to feel it but you also have to show it. There is romantic love, platonic and self love. You have to love yourself before you can love others.
Love takes practice. It is kind of like learning to ride a bicycle. You fall off a few times but you get back up and try again. Love, like anything else in life is fulfilling but only if we put forth effort. Happy Valentines Day.