The greatest gift you can ever give is undoubtedly love. All other material gifts will fade away, but not love; love is eternal. It is good to give material gifts, but if love does not facilitate the giving, then it is pointless.
Then people ask, ‘what is love? How do I show love? Is it by telling someone you love them? Is it by showering gifts on the person? Is it by calling or texting the person on the hour?’
Answer. All these things are very good. They are ways through which we can show love, but how can we claim that what we show is indeed love when we have no clue what it really is.
Love will not abandon me in my time of need because it is “too busy” and then send some flimsy text to “make it up to me”. Love will never want to see me hurting or crying let alone be the cause of it. Love will never see me as competition and try to outrun or outdo me. It is always proud of my achievements. Love will never tell me it can’t stoop so low to beg for forgiveness or admit a wrong. Love will treat me with respect and will never insult me or make rude remarks concerning me.
Love is not in our relationship only for what it can get out of it, but love seeks to make me happy always. Love does not get upset with me at the slightest provocation. It is always willing to dialogue and hear me out. Love will always correct me in love when I am wrong. It won’t see me going down the wrong path and fold its arms and remain quiet. It will not rejoice when I make a mistake or openly mock me with the rest of the world, but it will forgive me and with open arms welcome me back. Love trusts me a hundred percent and will stand up for me any time, any day. Love never gives up hope, it believes all things will work out for good.
Love takes all the crap I throw at it, bears all the pain and anger I bring it, endures all the sadness and sorrow I cause it, but never ever will it walk out on me. Love is always there for me whenever I need it. All else will fail and disappoint me, but not love; love never fails.
The next time you tell someone you love the person, please be careful to have read the “terms and conditions”…xx