We have all heard the word “love” before in our life time whether it be from your family or significant other, but what is its meaning? To some it means the greatest emotion that anyone could possibly share with someone and to others it’s just a word used in conversations. To get a better understanding of what this word means I asked people with just one question, “What does the word “LOVE” mean to you?”.
“love means that you have something worth holding onto and you would rather have it than be without it” – Laken Wellner
“To me the word love means having a deep affection towards an individual. When someone is in love they have a certain feeling that they have never felt before, what someone might call “butterflies”. Love is important not just for a partner but for family and friends. Love is so strong that it is a bond that almost cannot be unbroken. Love is hard to really define depending on who you talk to, but when you feel love, cherish it and share it!” – Hailey Conger
“Unconditional support, always there to listen, and someone to snuggle the sadness away” -Destiny Lauseng
“Love means to me a purpose to find someone to love and care for you. I believe it’s different than loving a family member in my opinion. Love is just something people wanna say they feel or can feel for someone but it takes time to finally realize what love is and some people do take it for granted”. -Azeneth Sifuentes
“Love to me means fulfillment. It means that someone or something makes you feel fulfilled and happy.” -Haley Jacobsen
I noticed that with most of the answers I received was that love is a strong word and has a lot of power to it. I will have to agree with Hailey Conger that love IS hard to define. I know that what I feel for my family is defiantly love, but outside of that I’m completely lost. We’ve all heard the line that people use when they break-up with someone, “I need to love myself first”, which is true. You should always love yourself first before you are able to love another. If you are unable to say you love yourself in every way then how are you capable of giving all the love to your partner that they deserve.
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – The Notebook
Many take the word love for granted. They can say it to someone without actually putting in the emotion that fills the word’s meaning. It is almost like an empty promise. Just the box but without the gift inside. I’ve learned that sometimes people mistaken love for lust. Sometimes we feel lonely and in need of having someone there. Someone to talk to or spend a couple minutes snuggling. That’s were love and lust get confused with. Not saying I’m a doctor or anything like that it’s just a simple observation I’ve seen.
Now to me the definition of love is a feeling inside that no one else can ever understand. It’s something to reason why we act so irrational sometimes. Why we protect our family even if they do things that you don’t agree with or simply annoying towards you. Love is what makes all of us human. Without it we would be heartless robots walking around the earth. Love is what made us because without it God would have never have given us a second chance to prove ourselves worthy of him. Love is so strong that God had given his only son for ALL of us. For a word with only four letters it can shift the world.
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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.” – I Corinthians 13:4