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This Thing We Call "Love"

     I've been hearing this word, love, being used a lot lately.  I mean A LOT.

     People use this word so much that it's almost alarming.  "I love cake." "I love my girlfriend." "I love his hair." "I love, I love, I love." No one seems to just like something, or enjoy things anymore.  People seem to have to use the word "love" in order to show that they have feelings or a strong opinion about something.

     It makes me wonder... What is everybody's definition of what love is?  What is my definition?  

     So after much thought, I have decided what I think the word "love" means.  In my opinion, the word love doesn't mean you think something's cool. It doesn't mean that you want to be around or have whatever you "love" forever. 

     In my mind, the word love is something deeper and different.  Love means that you will work to have the object.  I like pizza.  I enjoy it, and I would be willing to eat it for any meal.  However, I don't love it.  I know I don't love it because I'm not willing to work really hard so I can have pizza.

     Love is something that you both feel, and which shows a level of commitment. When you love something it should mean that not only enjoy the thing you love but that you are willing to do whatever you need to, in order to have what you love for as long as possible. Love should mean that you won't turn around and start "loving" something else in a moment.  Love means that you will work when things get hard so that you can have the thing you love when times are easier.

     So, next time you go to say you "love" pizza... maybe you should think a moment... because maybe you just really like it.  And when you go to say you like your best friend, maybe you should think about it and make sure you don't actually mean you love your best friend.

     Love. It means that you will do what you think is best for the thing you love.  So, be careful what you say.

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