Growing, Not Dying

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Love

Well being Valentine's Day the topic seemed natural. It's such an enormous subject though. One of the biggest questions through out time has been, "What is love?" For my own definition in it's simplest form I would say it is placing the welfare of another at least as high as your own. Of course there are so many different "flavors" of love as a noun. Personally I know I have experienced romantic, friendly, divine, family, motherly, dedicated,erotic, flirty, playful, and more.

More importantly though, love should be a verb. Love is doing something for someone else. Paying attention to the other person's desires, likes and dislikes, and little nuances. It's remembering she likes the pink one, but not the purple. It's making his favorite meal just because. It's putting your socks in the laundry right side out. It's going to see the guy flick sometimes, and not complaining.

Find out what those around you enjoy and make it a point to do an act of kindness each day for them. Today my husband woke me with a kiss and some chocolate. Tonight I am giving him several Pina Colada Almond Joy bars. They are hard to find so I bought a lot. I think he will be suprised. Remember to love those around you everyday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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