What is Love?

What is Love?

Today I was generously and lovingly selected by the author, Millie Thom, to spread the Love from the blog of hashtaglove, who decided to do something a little different and interesting for Valentine’s Day. It is a challenge to spread the Love. I mean, it is a “Challenge” to “Spread the Love.” Each person nominated is asked to write ten, 4 word sentences about love and what they believe love is.

Next we are to write our favorite love quotes from a book, a movie, or from a famous person.

Last, we are to tag ten bloggers and ask them to spread the Love.

1. Love comforts hurts and pains.

2. Unconditional love encompasses love.

3. Love is kind. (oops, only 3 words). Love is REALLY kind.

4. Love is patient. Love is REALLY patient.

5. Know Love Know Happiness.

6. No Love No Happiness.

7. Love is sometimes soft.

8. Love is joyful life.

9. Love offers us friendship.

10. Love others, love yourself.

I would like to share a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson which I think speaks about Love.

Oh, what is life without a friend

To dissipate our gloom?

A path where naught but briers grow.

Where flowers never bloom.

Tis friends who make this desert world

To blossom as the rose,

Strew flowers o’er our rugged path,

Pour sunshine o’er our woes.


I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

Irod with the blog: Irod’s Blog

Jodi with the blog: LifeInbetween

Kirsten with the blog: Kirsten Aufhammer

Deb with the blog: My Weary Mind

Mark with the blog: Mark Bialczak

Dawn with the blog: Lingering Visions

Ameena with the blog: Randoms by a Random

Lisa with the blog: Hey Sparky! What Time Is It?

Joy Roses with the blog: Nuggets of Gold

Kim with the blog: Drunk on Life

 

 

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One of Those Days

Sometimes it isn't easy to fight against all the negativity that has come our way in our lifetime. There are days that all that negativity in my life bans together to gang up on me. Today is one of those days.

Do you ever feel like all the harsh words and wrongful deeds ever done to you and all the mistakes that you have made in the past, are all tumbling down on top of you? It sure feels like that to me today. I keep hearing all these negative and hurtful things being said to me and seeing all the mistakes that I have made.

I REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THOSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS!

Instead, I am allowing the sonshine to fill up my beautiful and tortured soul.

Picture from Pinterest. (Thank you Pinterest).

 

How Long Does Love Last?

I am divorced, so if I were to answer this question, I would automatically say, “Not very long.” But that really isn't true. My ex put me through hell and back, but I still have feelings for him. I must, I still dream about him. I rarely ever dream about men, but when I do, it is usually about him, and we have been divorced awhile.


A very wise man, and friend, told me once, “there is a fine line between love and hate.” At that time (right after my divorce) I could not comprehend that. After all, I HATED HIM! After what he put me through, I truly felt like I hated him. Yet, as time went by and all my bruises (not literally) and my “broken into a billion pieces” heart healed, I realized there truly is a fine line between love and hate. I do still love him. Not in the same way as I did when we were married, but it still is love. It is just a different type of love, but love, nonetheless.



After my divorce, I had to literally question the biblical definition of love. After all, HOW CAN ANY HUMAN BEING LOVE LIKE THAT? (I certainly didn't). I was much too young and immature. I didn't even know the difference between love and lust.

Love never ends, it simply “changes”. Yes, I know some of you are going rebuke this, but I think that years from now, you will agree with me.

New King James Version: 1 Corinthians 13

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in inquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

In other words, love is stronger than concrete. Love never fails. Concrete is pretty strong, but after years of wear, it will fail.

“PERFECT” LOVE NEVER FAILS. NEVER. Incredible.

Perfect love is like a diamond. Consider what a piece of coal has to go through in order to become a diamond. Therefore, according to scriptures, perfect love must be like a diamond.

I cannot say that I have “perfect” love for my ex-husband because I don't. But at least I don't hate him anymore.

When you think you hate someone, remember, “There is a very fine line between love and hate.”

Right now, we are all nothing but lumps of coal, but someday, we will all be beautiful diamonds.

 

Valentine’s Day

“Love is a verb. Without action, it is just a word.”

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. It's all about love. Yes, it is usually about romantic love, but it is still about love, nonetheless. It is about telling people you care about them and that you love them.

Why do we only have one day a year dedicated to this? Personally, I think it is because it is a reminder to us that we should be doing this every day of the year.

If we were to show and tell our loved ones how much we love and appreciate them every day of the year, how much happier would our lives be? How much happier would their lives would be?

We live most of our lives being “too busy.” Too busy to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us. Too busy to call our parents. Too busy to call our loved ones and tell them we love and miss them.

Many lost opportunities. Opportunities to share our love and feelings with someone else, loved ones who are dear to us. Who will some day no longer be on this earth.

My son calls me about once a year. When I text him, he always texts back (several days later) and tells me he's too busy.

Yes, it makes me sad. But it makes me sad because he has lost so many opportunities. He will only realize these lost opportunties when I have left this earth and there are no opportunities. Maybe it won't bother him. Only he will know.

Are you too busy? Are you so wrapped up in your life and your world to be too busy for your loved ones? Do you only tell them you love them one day a year? Valentine's Day?