I put it out there on the Facebook asking my friends what the definition of love what to them – not what the dictionary, the bible or what society says. The answers I got back were pretty amazing – here are my favorites.
The feeling that your life would be incomplete without a being.
If I had to choose a definition, I would say that loving someone means being willing to sacrifice something for them. Which will vary in degree, but ultimately if you love someone you are, in a way, willing to put their needs first.
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
Love is looking at your life, knowing it’s not perfect, but knowing that it’s all you need to be fulfilled.
And the best one word answer was:
All of these answers made heart happy and love my dear friends even more!
The reason for asking this question? Because I am telling you my definition of love. Love is the feeling that you get when that person looks at you, touches your hand and you feel butterflies each time. Or when you are sitting on the couch watching a movie and you look at them and just smile – a smile your soul knows is love. Simple love – it’s really all you need. A person may not have millions, a fancy car or a full fridge but they have the one person they love and adore with their whole being by their side. This is what I have with Justin – yes we are not married and probably won’t be for quite some time. But, this doesn’t not mean we don’t love each other enough or look down on marriage. As a wedding photographer I am asked all the time if Justin and I are married – and I get a sinking feeling in my gut each time I have to say no we are not. Because, to be honest, I do not know how they are going to react to that answer. I have had some people say ” hey that’s awesome ” OR ” why? i don’t understand. to me it just feels like you have one foot out the door. ”
I deeply love Justin with my whole body and soul, and right now that is great for us. Who knows – we might elope someday or we might never get married, or hey you never know we might already be married? We love each other and love Love and photographing wonderful people deeply in love with each other.
Feel free to comment with YOUR definition of love.
With Love – Christine