Happy Valentine’s Day!!
I just realized that my Tuesday blogging falls directly on Valentine’s Day, and I cannot be more excited for today! It’s my 2nd favorite holiday of the year! (Christmas is obviously first!
I LOVE this day because love is a treasure. Love is endless and boundless, beautiful and tragically insane. Love is meaningful and used meaninglessly, and my favorite of all is that love is not easily understood.
When people first think of love their first thought goes to a couple. That love is romance meant for 2. But, love cannot be confined to such a narrow definition.
Love is the breath of life that brings joy to all. Love is a sincerity to the broken and a hand to pick up the lost. Love is a forgiveness that shatters the darkness and wraps a blackened heart with light. Love is comfort that eases the mind and hugs a torn soul. Love is a warmth that dries the tears of suffering. But love is also a longing for the lost that are forever gone, and tears swell at the eye’s corner.
Love is showing kindness to a stranger. Love is answering a phone call at 2am to talk to someone who’s desperate to hear your voice. Love is preventing yourself from using words to harm another human (whether in person or behind their back) and then erasing such thoughts from your mind so you love them deeper inside.
Love is staying with someone through life’s ups and downs because you believe in one another.
Love is holding your newborn child after carrying them 9 months just so you can meet them once and for all!
Love is allowing yourself the freedom to forgive others to ease your mind.
Love is allowing yourself to love oneself first in order to love others.
Love is continuing to be kind to someone who lashes hate at you.
Love is easy…but people make love hard.
Love is the simplest form of communication, but our ego and our pride rips us from that opportunity.
Love does not have to be between couples – love only has to come from you to another. Embrace what love is by stepping outside of your small box of reality you’ve built inside your mind, and allow yourself the freedom to love unconditionally.
Effort must be made to love like this, but it ultimately fulfills our purpose as humans.