Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 5: Your definition of love, in great detail

Love, love, love.

My definition of love is when you care so much for another person or animal that you are willing to sacrifice your own needs, wants, or desires. You care so much for this person that you do anything in your power to make them happy. You want to spend time with them. You genuinely like them as a person and respect them.

I find love to be an excuse for some people to act a little crazy, myself included. They say that being in love is like a drug and gives you the same high as heroin or cocaine does. It takes our hormones and emotions, twists them all over the place and then displays them for the world to see. It can be damaging and it can create this mask to which we can not always see the truth.

On the better side, it is this amazing feeling to love and be loved in return. The greatest human need is to be loved and yet it can also be the most elusive.

Love should feel amazing. There shouldn't be a constant struggle or drama. It should be simple and carefree. It should be like when you were little and you LOVED your puppy so much. Nothing complicated, you just knew you loved that puppy more than anything else in the whole wide world. Having love in our lives should make us feel complete. It should make us feel connected to one another.

There used to be a show called "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and some of the quotes kids came up with when asked about love are hilarious! Here are a few I found...

"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." (Regina, 10)

"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold.
Other people care more about the food." (Brad, 8)

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." (Bobby, 8)

"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." (Harlen, 8)

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