Monday, May 9, 2016

What is Love?

The other day I was asked the question: What is love? I was speechless for quite a while as I contemplated the answer.

Truly, do any of us know the definition of love? I wrote myself a note a long time ago about how love looked to me, but to define love in a simple and easy way? Impossible!

Love is a puppy's excited tail wag when you come home. Whether you've been gone 5 minutes or 5 days, their enthusiasm is the same.

Love is a fistful of dandelions held in chubby fists.

Love is a plate of warm cookies and a glass of ice cold milk when you've had a rough day.

Love is making his favorite meal when you know he's had a rough day. Love is also ordering out from her favorite restaurant when you know she's had a bad day.

Love is listening to little ones as they ask the same question fifty times.

Love is laughter on a Sunday morning over chocolate chip pancakes and coffee in bed, dressed in your pajamas with your hair messy and your feet bare.

Love is lying in bed during the quiet hours of the morning, sharing soft kisses and touching conversation.

Love is having a day where you feel your worst, yet you look at yourself and say, "I survived today. Tomorrow, I'll try again."

Love is everywhere!

Love Actually is one of my favorite movies when I'm feeling blue. Here's a quote: "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."  

As a person who writes romance, you'd think the definition came a bit easier than it did. This is the definition I gave: Love is an emotion, a feeling, everything. It is messy and imperfect. It is has the power to lift you up to your highest high and bring you to your lowest low. It is inside of all of us. Love is never perfect, but when it is all said and done, it is definitely worth it!

So, So tell me: What is your definition of love?


  1. My definition of love is having people around you that will love, respect, and care for you no matter what's happening in your life. They don't give up when the chips are down and they don't put you down and make you feel lower than low when everything is going wrong.