Is It Real?

Is love real or is it just a word! As we approach Valentine's Day we begin to think about feelings and emotions related to that word "LOVE". 

Love is an intense feeling of deep affection. A feeling of deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. I believe that we all have felt or given love to someone; like the love for a child, a pet, or significant other, each on different levels.

With the most romantic day approaching flowers shops, candy stores and stuff animals will be a big money maker. So, is this Love? Do you believe that the only way to show someone you love them, once a year, is through flowers and candy?

Real love is not based on romance, candle light dinners, flowers, candy and walks along the beach. In fact, it is based on respect, compromised, care and trust.

Real love doesn't care about body type, you looking like a model or wallet size. it only cares about what's inside. So, stop trying to squeeze into that size 2, caking on make-up to appear younger, stretching your face to get rid of those life lines, sucking in your gut in order not to show your love handles. Love is not complicated, people make it so. 

Sometimes one doesn't even know they are in love until it actually hits them in the face, because love happens slowly. You realize that you miss that friend a little more each day and all you want to do is share your day and nights with them. To comfort them from a long hard day, to wrap them in your arms and tell them everything is going to be alright, to be there when they need a hug, to make them feel special.

Love is such an honest and compassionate emotion that only cost you a little time. Do you have the time to share your love? 

When you notice that the person you feel so open to, comfortable with and understands you is not there it makes you feel lonely and forgotten. You might not admit that it is love, because love is truly an emotion that doesn't get expressed or recognized a lot, but once it has been identified it makes one smile.

True love doesn't have a happy ending because love doesn't end. It grows into the biggest, overwhelming emotion that you will ever experience. Love is just a word until someone gives it meaning.

When you love someone they seem to consume your thoughts daily and nothing can ease those thoughts until you see or hear from them. When you love someone you don't just give up on them, you stand by them.

Love is the most beautiful thing to experience, hardest thing to earn and the most painful thing to lose. It is very hard to let go of someone you love, especially when that love has grown from a friendship.

Show your LOVE all year long because It is real!

      "To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." author Karen Sunde