Love isn't about roses or cards or chocolate, not even wine.
Love is about cherishing someone for all that they are, warts and all.
Appreciating their amazing qualities and forgiving their shortcomings.
Finding ways to make their life better, more satisfying, enjoyable, and loving.
Love is about supporting the people you love when life throws up challenges, some of which can barely be spoken of.
Love is the hug that holds you when your whole body is wracked with sobs of pain.
Love doesn't leave you in times of need.
Love doesn't cause more pain and distress than is already an inevitable part of life.
Love is the strength that keeps us going, one day at a time, in spite of life's challenges.
Love is the spirit of joy that fills your heart.
Love is the laughter you share together, which no one else could "get".
Love is powerful, positive and the best thing in my life.
Thank you to Lewis Bryan, you've given me experiences of love that I didn't know were possible.
Thank you to all in my life who give me the opportunity to experience love, for them and from them.
Today I take the time to reflect on the amazing power of love that I experience in so many ways.
Roses, chocolates, cards aren't love and the experience of love requires no purchasing.
Love is the appreciation of the wonderful people in our lives that we have the pleasure to share time, experiences and laughter with. And sharing with them the joy they bring to our lives.
What do you love, and how are you expressing love today?