Such a small word for such a complex emotion. There is no simple explanation for it, because love is made up of many things. It cannot be measured, because it is a feeling.

All the money in the world cannot buy love: it has to be earned. It does not happen by wishing; it must come about naturally.

Love is not an instantaneous emotion, but something that grows slowly between two people.

To love someone means being comfortable and at ease with tnem sharing confidences knowing that they will be understood and held in trust. It means respecting each other's dignity and never being demanding, but rather being willing to give, and accepting that which is given, graciously and with love.

To love someone means having a genuine concern for them, being able to sense that something is wrong without being told. It is understanding the other person's problems, moods, and "hang-ups," and accepting all of them even if you don't quite understand. It is excusing their faults, because you know that their good points far outweigh the bad.

Love is always being there for each other with a shoulder to cry on, to give support when confidence levels are low, to give helpful advice when it is asked for, to know when to be silent and just listen, or to give cheerful words of encouragement.

Love is sharing the good and the bad, the hopes and the dreams, the amusing times and the serious times. It is doing things together, yet leaving room for each to grow as an individual.

How do I know these things about love? Because this is exactly what you didn't give me , yet is everything you (all) so selfishly expected and drained from me.

Yes, love is a blessing and I will never again take it for granted. I will strive to become an even better person and to always be deserving of love, healthy love.


Thank you for helping me grow.

I wish the same for you.


Amias said...

I know you will understand when I say, I love your bones.

Liquid said...

You know I do....
and through yours too...

74WIXYgrad said...

I am grateful that I've been able to see some of your growth in the short time in which I have known you.

And there abideth these three-faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.

Liquid said...


I've decided you should be a life coach!
Thank you for your friendship and guidance.


Frasypoo said...

Hi Liquid
So glad that you are back.Yes,love is very precious.But we all are deserving of it and I am grateful for your friendship
Love your new profile picture

Liquid said...


It is so goooood to feel like posting agian. Happy stuff! :)

We are ALL deserving of it.
We just need to be cautious in making our choices.

Lesson learned.

And thank you ........ I felt like opening my eyes for a change!


Carteach0 said...

Sometimes.... love comes on fast, unexpected, and without being sought.
It's not always a long time growing, but can spring forth almost fully grown at the most surprising and inconvenient times.


Liquid said...


So true, CarteachO!

Sandy Carlson said...

So well put. This is really beautiful. God bless.

Liquid said...


Now THAT is quite an honor, coming from you. Your writing inspires me!

Thank you!

rdl said...

You're speaking to me girl!! I'm so glad i found you here in the sphere! wish i could think of something wise to say here. but now i guess i know why you like some of my poems. 2 peas in a pod.