What is love? Is it a feeling? Is it a connection? Is it tangible? What is love to you?
According to Google dictionary, love is an intense feeling of deep affection, or a great interest and pleasure in something. As a verb, love is described as feeling a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone.
That’s what Google dictionary says, but what do you say? Have you found love? Have you experienced it? Do you know what it looks like? And most importantly, do you know what it feels like?
For me, love is a feeling. A knowing. Unquestionable. Without a doubt. With all my being. Love is…amazing but – it can hurt too.
Coming out of a three and a half year relationship to someone I was engaged to, I experienced thee worst and only true heartbreak I ever had in my life. It was hard to leave. My mind was made up, but my heart wanted to stay. After being hurt multiple times throughout the relationship, my mind and soul had to override the feelings of my heart to protect myself and well-being.
Weird enough, that relationship/breakup taught me what fake love was versus real love. Even more weird, I found real love after the break up in someone who was in my life the whole time already…my life is crazy.
The new love showed me that I wasn’t crazy in my recent relationship; I knew what love looked like and my ex tried his darnedest to make me believe that his half-ass attempts were affections of love. Go figure.
The new love, this person, showed me through his actions what real love was. Being caring, loving, attentive, a great listener, an even greater conversationalist, thought provoking, assertive, confident, great sense of humor, and most importantly, someone who just gets…me. Loves me for me. In all my weird ways and the beautiful. These were all things I later realized I was missing in the relationship with my ex. The things that deep in my heart I knew were signs of affection that was missing. Like I said, love is beautiful…but it can hurt when we stay in a situation that we know that the time is up on.
So I ask again, what is love to you? How do you show your love? However you do your thing, make sure your love is pure and intentional. Remember the saying, love is a friendship that has caught fire. So live, laugh and love freely.
Happy Valentines Day ❤
Check out the latest episode of The Mental Stimulation Podcast: Jumping Ahead Of Yourself With A Side Of Love