Love means many different things to many different people. To me, love is having that special someone to share all aspects of your life with…good or bad. Love takes many different forms and constantly changes and grows. Exciting, gentle, romantic, trusting, comforting…all of these emotions and feelings are part of love.
If you are in love, you know it immediately. It could be love at first sight or something that emerges in a more gradual form. Either way love happens, it takes dedication and hard work in order to be nurtured. Does love mean you are never angry, sad or hurt? Of course not. In fact, it probably means just the opposite. Being angry, sad or hurt is part of being in love. It is the trials and tribulations of life that tend to make our love even stronger.
Just as in life, people are bound to mess up in love. Part of being in love includes the art of forgiveness. The people that love you the most will more than likely also hurt you the most. Being able to forgive someone for hurting you is probably one of the hardest things about love. But, at the same time, it can be one of the most rewarding aspects of love.
Some people think that you can love more than one person in a lifetime and others believe that there is only one person in the world for everyone. I think that both views are correct. There are varying degrees of love that a person may experience. However, once you meet that one person, love engulfs and you will never be the same again.
Love is hard to define and even harder to put into words. The question, “What is love?” does not have just one answer. To me, love is that indescribable feeling that starts in my toes and surges through my entire body. Love is what makes life worth living.