Showing Love

All we have is love! So how do I show it? Good question and I’ll be more than happy to answer that. But first I want to explain that are those who say that love is just a chemical reaction. There is no love at first sight. Love is overrated. Seriously?! Why can’t people just enjoy the emotion, feeling, and expression of LOVE whatever it may scientifically be or not be? For me, love is not just chemical. It’s an emotion and expression of who I am and what I am capable of giving and receiving. Ditch the science please for just five minutes of uncontaminated, unconditional and ever-present love.

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I show love in many ways. I say it, but only if I mean it and that is because the word LOVE is often used for other feelings like Lust, Covetness, A need of expressing a desire but not necessarily true and unconditional love. Unconditional is love with no conditions in order to receive or give, and there is no reasons or conditions to cause me to stop loving someone. Unconditional love is the love everyone should experience giving, and experience in receiving. The kind of love you have for someone that would have you give your life for them without even thinking. You would go to the ends of the earth for that person.

So showing love, saying I love you, looks of love, touches even if it’s just a hand on the shoulder as I step behind my husband in the kitchen, a kiss, a wink, a gentle gesture of kindness and out of pure joy and devotion. It’s the sacrifice, commitment, contentment. I show love through physical and verbal because otherwise being the emotional person I am it’s tears of love which have often been confused with tears of pain, sadness or suffering. Which yes sometimes a moment of love can have pain, sadness, and suffering. I think I drive my husband insane because I’m always touching him, and out of nowhere will holler out “Angel, I love you!”, I try to do things for him as gestures of love. He’s not a touchy-feely person nor is he someone who is very verbal. But when he shows me his love for me I know it without words or grand gestures.

Love is magical, or rather, it can be. Sometimes in occasional relationships, it can also be devastating.

I’m more of the optimist than the pessimist when it comes to love and I am abundant in my effort to show it, to share it, to say it. Is there even a study or information on the number of ways love can be shown, shared and said?

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.     -Maya Angelou

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