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On Valentines Day I enjoyed watching many people buying all sorts of niceties and trinkets for the special people in their life to celebrate that day of love. This is all good and well but it begs the question; what exactly is ‘love’?
It’s a great question to be sure. Love comes in many forms and encompasses a wide range of feelings. With that in mind I thought we would take a look at the different kinds of love out there and ask my readers for their opinions and feedback too.
Love, for example, is the feeling a young boy can have for his dog. Many people, as a matter of fact, have pets that they love and, when they lose them, are often as devastated as if an actual person had passed.
There is the love that a parent can have for their children or that a daughter can have for her mother. This of course isn’t romantic love but it is a very strong emotion and can cause an incredible range of feelings in both child and parent.
There are some that will tell you they love their city’s ball club, or love a certain restaurant they frequent, perhaps a movie recently viewed. Certain foods and beverages are said to be the ones that a person ’loves’ and indeed McDonald’s, the fast food behemoth, uses the words ‘I’m Lovin’ it’ right in their advertising campaign.
The love that a person can have for a friend can be very powerful, especially if the friendship has been a long one and has endured many valleys and peaks.
And then of course there is the love that people have for each other, the ‘romantic’ love that all those songs, books, poems, sonnets and movies are always talking about.
I thought I would check out what the bible says about love. “ 1st Corinthians 13:4; Love is long-suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up.” I truly appreciate this definition of love. It indeed covers love in all of its feelings, passions and wonderment.
That definition speaks to us all and let us know we can love our mate, our children, our friends, our neighbors, our pets, our food and our ball team.
The magnificence of LOVE is broad and all encompassing. Behold the wonder of LOVE.
Expand your life and enjoy being in love in its many ways and with many people as humanly possible.