I believe that we all live with a fantasy notion of what love is. Most of us grew up reading fairy tales- stories in which the pretty girl was ALWAYS rescued by her handsome prince. If you are old like me, you may even remember a very famous line from the 1970’s movie “Love Story”. The line went like this – “Love means never having to say you are sorry’. Guess what? When you are truly in love with another person you will need to say those three words.
So, what is the meaning of true love?
Love is when you love someone despite their flaws. Nobody is perfect, they are just perfect for you.
Love takes time to build. We all know the infatuation phase. This is the time when your significant other seems awesome in every way. Authentic love though grows from friendship, trust, and understanding just to name a few examples.
Love is when you encourage your partner’ dreams, goals, and cheer on their successes. It means being able to put somebody else’s needs before your own.
Just as importantly, to be in love you need to love yourself. You need to feel good about yourself and your life in order to attract the love that you want.
What are your thoughts about love?
I wish all a very Happy Valentines Day!