Today, I thought about love alot. What is it? Do we really understand what it means?
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."- Peter Ustinov
"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."- Erich Fromm
So, this is why we always want to have someone to love us. That we are all lost souls in this universe seeking out for our one true mate.
"In the final analysis, love is the only reflection of man's worth."- Bill Wundram, Iowa Quad Cities Times
I wonder if St. Peter, will ask us if we ever really loved anyone unconditionally when we are at heaven's gates.
"Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile."- Elizabeth Browning
I agree. Totally.
"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."- Woody Allen
Yup, right down here!
And my favorite of all...love from the Bible.
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. (NIV)
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 13:1-8a and 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails....And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (NIV)
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (NIV)
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV)
I know you're wondering why right? I have fallen a few times only to bruise myself and each fall, I have survived. I have become cynical and embittered by past experiences in loving someone. Until I came to terms that seeking out love is not how it works. So I let it be, instead I started to dream and hope for my Prince. And someone came. And I made a choice to love him. I made a choice for him to my Prince.
Things haven't been perfect, sometimes, they were hard. But my heart tells me not to give up. My heart tells me only to love him more. After all, love shouldn't end. Because it is not love when it ends. So a love story is not a love story if it has an ending. This is the reason why most fairy tales end with a happily ever after...