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Everyone wants to be loved......some more than others...but if you really think about it....just what is LOVE?


Is it that flutter you feel when you first fall in love? ....Is it that boring feeling that can occasionally develop over time in a relationship, yet one still chooses to stay?..  Is it the familiarity you have like having an old, old friend?  Is it security.....is it money.....  is it sex....is it fear mistaken for love?


Is it having a partner that completes you...is it a partner that makes you the best you....you can be?  Is it having the best father for your children? Is it fear of being alone?  


These are just a few examples that crossed my mind.........
Love is complicated....and I am so much in agreement with my opening quote.......
Do you have an opinion on this?
Just wondering?


Hugs,


Jo



Comments

  1. Woman are emotional lovers, men are substantial lovers, children are innocent lovers. I think that you touched on an important point--My definition of love is not everybody's definition of love. It would be selfish for me to demand everyone do it my way.

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  2. Love is a choice freely made.
    Love is a commitment.
    Love is a gift.
    It is way beyond "like" and fluttery feelings though it is often hap hazardly thrown in that group. The word love is overly used today and I am as guilty as the next in using it to describe a like or craving of some inanimate object such as chocolate or my favorite pair of jeans.
    Great post, very thought provoking.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  3. Thanks for sharing the quote, it is something to think about.

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  4. It's always been interesting to me how the English speaking world has only one word for love, while the Greek have four: Eros (romantic love), Storge (familial love), Philia (love between friends), and Agape (unconditional love, or the love of God).

    The word "love" is tossed around so much that it gets confusing. I remember the first time I said "I love you" to my boyfriend, he replied, "What do you mean by that?". Not exactly a romantic response, but it was a valid question. It made me stop and think: what DID I really mean by that? It was a good thing to ponder (he did eventually say it back, by the way - lol!).

    My children never question me when I tell them I love them; there must be more assurance associated with parental love. My friends and I say "love you" all the time without question, too. Hmm...it's an interesting topic. :)

    The Greeks have it right - we need more words for love in our culture!

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  5. Love is unique to each one of us. Some of us love wholly, openly and often...deeply from within. Others may love that way but find it harder to express. I believe that all real love begins within ourselves...if we love ourselves our hearts are ready to accept love in any form it arrives in. And we think less about what it is and more about what it gives.

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  6. I think if we are honest and open with those we love...and those that love us, as to what makes us feel loved, there is a greater chance we can be fulfilled. I read this quote and thought of my children, who have a funny way of showing their love! Maybe this is it!

    Thanks, Jo!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. I think you have brought up every point I can think of, but is good to remind us of these things from time to time. Diane

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  8. My opinion about love can do encpntrar here....http://mari-abelaimaginacosas.blogspot.com/2011/01/que.html. It is difficult to know when love is and when it is customary. Un saludo

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  9. Great Statement! Thank You for sharing. It always needs to be in the back of your thoughts as it is easy to forget

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  10. LOVE... A very complex 4 letter word.

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