I grew up in a Christian family and have four siblings (two are deceased). My mother passed away more than ten years ago and I'm thankful to be able to say my father is still with us. My grandmother was an important part of my life as a child.
I am divorced and have four beautiful adult children. I love my parents, my sisters and brothers and, I adore my children.
Some of my favorite quotes from Shakespeare make me smile and feel really good. So I could argue that love is a good feeling! A great feeling and one to be desired:
“If music be the food of love, play on”
"Speak low if you speak love”
“She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won”
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”
Through the course of my life, I've learned as Shakespeare obviously agrees:
“The course of true love never did run smooth” I tell my children and anyone that cares to listen that love and relationships are hard work and not for the timid, the meek, the weak. I think nothing better expresses the full meaning of love than one of my favorite Scriptural verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV).
"Love is patient.
Love is kind.
It does not envy.
It does not boast.
It is not proud.
It does not dishonor others.
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."
And this, my friends, is my definition of L-O-V-E. Does it conquer all? I don't really know. One thing I know for sure is that it takes a lot of effort but it is so, so worth it.
What do you think? I'd love for you to share your thoughts about and experiences with love.
Purpose: My spirituality is the force behind my being. There is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics