From a friend’s blog (http://lovely12oses.tumblr.com/post/1094106923/boyfriend-challenge-day-nine?ref=nf) :
“Refer to This
09. Give your definition of love.
Love [luhv] noun
I really think that the Bible conveys love very beautifully, but to me love is something that you may not realize. There’s different forms of relationship, different types of love, but in the end your heart accepts that one person or several people. I don’t really want to get into a long speech about love, but it’s when you feel comforted, happy, amused, and basically…awesome. Love is when you feel like you don’t have to pretend or try to fit in or have a false persona. It’s where you can accept your loved one and they accept you, fully, for all flaws. It’s the whole package: it’s the pain, it’s the tears, it’s the smiles and the laughter. Love isn’t a fairytale, but there are so many moments where it feels like it is. It isn’t a lie, the feelings should be real—you shouldn’t have to question whether you love them or not. Sure, there’s always a lot of drama, a lot of complications with love but to me, it’s as if at the end of that time in your life (of being single/not looking/etc.) you realize that you have feelings for that person.
And it’s so so much more different than having a crush; love is being able to be patient with them, with the relationship between the two of you. People might say “I love them, but I’m not in love with them” and that’s a very interesting point to mention, but in my opinion if it were true love there shouldn’t be hesitance. There might be troubles along the way but if you try to solve it reasonably then love will prevail. I’m totally corny and a hopeless romantic but really in the end, it’s love that will keep two people together. I may not like my sister as much as my friends but I still love her; she’s my sister, and in the end that love is what holds our relationship together (despite our lack of conversations). I’m pretty sure my definition is totally off and it’s something that you don’t believe in, but it’s all there in the Bible:
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
I was thinking of also doing that boyfran challenge…However I’m kind of lacking the boyfran >.>
If you didn’t know, I am possibly the biggest hopeless romantic you’ll meet (I just realized I didn’t quite know what that meant so here…After reading it…Yep, that’d be me!). And I love stuff like this.
This is also one more reason why I love Mormonism: Sealings. It completely plays to my hopeless romantic side ;D.