Love. I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite word. But not just because I’m a hopeless romantic, it’s so much more than that… I believe that it’s an action, not something superficial to just be thrown around with insignificance. Because for me, it has so many different roles in my life.
I love God. Now, I don’t normally go all super religious but how can I talk about love and not mention the One who loved me so much He sacrificed His only Son?!? I mean, I am who I am, have the blessings, talents and sanity I have because of who He is! My strength, joy, faith, LIFE comes from God. I am truly blessed with many gifts and he continually blesses me! I love God. Sacrificial LOVE.
I love my family. I am talking about the people you are stuck with…LOL! The people who you couldn’t get rid of if you tried. Family is who I am. I’ve inherited good AND bad habits, learned the true meaning of patience, and experienced an obscene amount of joy. I mean family that’s there to pick me up when I fall and family who knows that they can reach for me to catch them when they fall…Beautiful, strong, kind, hard-working, responsible, and thick as thieves! My family is irreplaceable. I love my family. Unconditional LOVE.
I love my friends. I’m so fortunate because they say you are blessed if you can say you have 1 friend, well I’m positive I have more than that. These are people who choose to be in my life and love me despite ALL of my flaws, just as much as I love them. People, who don’t want anything from me, but give me the world without even knowing it! I’ve learned so much from my friends, my real friends, not just the ones who get a birthday text, but the ones who have to suffer through my famous (terrible, awful) birthday song. The ones who will tell me I look fat in a dress, just as fast as they’ll tell me how cute my butt looks in my favorite jeans. I love them. Chosen LOVE.
I love LOVE! I just do! There’s no other way to put it. I saw a necklace in a store a couple weeks ago and I was drawn to it. It was simply a gold chain with the word “love” hinged to its center. Simply, love. I wanted to get it so badly; I ranted and raved about this “love” necklace the entire time my friends and I were in the store. But the more and more I thought about it, the more I realized I didn’t need it.
Yes, I love love. So much so, that it’s my favorite word; however, I don’t need to wear it on my chest any more than I need to wear a t-shirt that says some flattering adjective like, “sexy” or “beautiful” or “smart”… If I embody these words, why do I need to display them across my chest? I don’t.
I am love.
I have love.
I give love.
I receive love.
I am love.
But if you notice, one form of love is missing…but it doesn’t mean I am any less loved, less of a person, less happy. It took me a while to get here, but I finally am. I love myself and I need that more than anything! What’s missing will come. Romantic LOVE.
For now, the loves I DO HAVE are more than enough. LOVE.
Table for One please… Learning to appreciate the current loves of my life… Love me or leave me alone…