So I’m back! I’m really sorry that it’s been absolutely forever since my last post. But this Spring semester has given me brief moments here and there to hopefully keep up with this (which will be once a week, maybe two at the most, from now on). So forgive me if I miss a week here or there. Anyways……to the post!
As you can see by my title, love is the topic of discussion today. If you look up “love” in the dictionary, as a verb, it’s defined as,
“to feel great affection for (someone) : to feel love for (someone)
: to feel sexual or romantic love for (someone)
: to like or desire (something) very much : to take great pleasure in (something)”
Nowadays, a vast amount of us throw around the word “love” in the way it was not meant to be used. You feel so strongly about something you take pride in or feel so deeply about someone you couldn’t imagine spending another day without them; you wouldn’t imagine putting them on the same level as something so trivial as a new piece of technology or a new bag, would you? No? Well do you say….
- I LOVE that new book that just came out by her!
- I’m so in love with this store. It has everything!
- I love this song!
Not trying to single anyone out! Trust me, I do this all the time too.
But when you say “I love you” or use the word “love”, do you honestly mean what you’re saying? Do you have that true feeling of affection and admiration towards that person? Or is it just something you say just to get it out of the way?
Being on the “outside-looking-in” side of relationships at the moment, I can see, in some instances, this phrase is just thrown around like a Frisbee. It’s like you check it off your list so it looks like you were a good boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife today. I understand everyone is at a different stage in whatever kind of relationship they are in. But if you are at that stage of saying “I love you”, you should really mean it and know the meaning behind what you are saying; the deep meaning.
In that same definition of “love” I gave earlier, some synonyms are given, such as the following:
- to appreciate
- to cherish
- to treasure
- to fall for
- to value
- to lose one’s heart to (my favorite)
Also, some related words:
- to delight in
- to admire
- to revere
- to revel in
- to adore
I know some of those can still scratch the surface and not be as deep as another, but I think you can see where I’m going with this.
By any means, I am not trying to make any couple or pair of friends feel bad about saying “I love you”, because obviously, you guys know more about where you are at in your relationship than I do. My main reason for writing about this and getting it off my chest is to make people more aware of how much you can mean to someone and how great you can make someone feel by just using words.
Saying something so strong and deep as “love” should not be played around with.
I’m sorry for getting a little deep today, but I just really needed to get that off my chest.
So thank you for listening. Have a great day, love bugs.