Peace, Happiness, God.. I'm not too sure how to describe it myself.
Reading children's answers to this same question does not only make me smile but reinforces the feeling that regardless of whether or not we know how to explain Love, we should always make sure we show it.
Although I don't really like commercialized side of Valentine's I enjoy seeing all the different creative ways people express their love and appreciation to the ones they care about. Regardless of whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, I think we should all celebrate Love.
Children's answer to the question "What is Love".
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”Terri – age 4
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”Rebecca- age 8
“My mommy loves me more than anybody.You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.”Clare – age 6
“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.”Cindy – age 8
“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”Elaine-age 5
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. Billy – age 4
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7
“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4
“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's day and remember to keep this lovely spirit around for the rest of the year.