Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 5 - My definition of Love

I am really trying to resist not writing anything and just linking the other post from the Summer on 9 Loves. In that post, I gave definitions of love and listed people and things I love. Feel free to click on the link above if you are interested in reading it.

In my opinion, love is a noun and action verb. It is something you have and something you do. There is more to love than just the romantic love we see in movies.

Love the noun - A quick definition is a strong, deep affection for someone or something.


Some of the the people and things I love
  • My son
  • The rest of my family
  • My son's other side of the family. Just because his dad and I did not work out does not mean I stop loving his family. 
  • My Atlanta family (too many to name but you all know if I share my son and/or my home with you then I am talking about you!)
  • Some of my students commonly known as my other babies. I would name them but some feelings may get hurt if they knew I love some and others I just like. 
  • My Sorors
  • Morris Brown and my Brownite family
  • Supportive Friends
  • Food
  • Reaching my goals
  • Seeing others reach goals and/or overcome situations
  • Love! Yes I love love
  • Watching drama on tv but HATE it in my life

Love the verb - Actions showing or expressing one's deep affection and connection.

Some ways to show love
  • Holding hands
  • Just being together doing nothing but having fun anyway
  • Doing something for someone else that will ease their burden
  • Doing something for someone even if you don't want to do it
  • Being honest with someone for their own good even if they will be hurt for a minute
  • Sacrificing for someone
  • Doing the little things at might not matter to most but does to the one person you are showing love to
  • Knowing someone's Love Language and operating in it. 
For those of you who are having difficulties showing love, I have some free advice. Learn how to listen. The person you love tell you all the time how to love him or her. What do they like? How do you feel love? Do those things. Google it. I am sure there are many "How to Love" articles on the web. Ask them. 

All in all. I am a hopeless romantic. So I loooovvvveeee seeing it being displayed on any level- romantic, parent/child, friends, relatives. It just make me feel all warm and fuzzy in the inside! 

3 comments:

  1. Green eye...friend, soror and former Roomie:-) I am so impressed by your blog. Always doing BIG things. Love you. I know this 2012 will be your year.

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