5 Things On Love
By: Miss Adventures
I’ve been reflecting quite a bit recently on the concept of love, of what it is, and what it should be….and even what it isn’t. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I do believe there are a few rules when it comes to love and relationships that apply to it all.
And here they are:
Rule #1: Courage
I think that, in love, you have to have an insane amount of courage. I think you have to have courage to speak up, know when to stay silent and have the courage to protect your relationship above all things, other people, primarily.
Rule #2: Passion
In love, I think there is passion. Not a ‘love ya’ type of passion, but a sort of burning, flaming desire to be with that one person and only with that one person. I think that love is supposed to be that…passionate and fiery, and if it isn’t, it’s probably not love at all.
Rule #3: Forgiveness
I heard it put beautifully once, “She asked for my forgiveness, and I gave it, but what she didn’t know was that when I decided to love her, I decided already to forgive her for all that she had done, or all that she would ever do.” Granted, providing it isn’t something egregious, I think that’s probably the best way I have ever heard it put. I think that love gives us an immense capacity to forgive.
Rule #4: Protection
With love, I believe there is a certain amount of protection that is healthy from a partner. I think that, in love, someone should always have your back. Always. No exceptions. I think that when you love someone you protect them from harm, and they, in return, do the same.
Rule #5: Team mates v. Adversaries
I’m still learning this one. You can’t be a team if you consistently treat one another as adversaries. I think that, in love, you should be a team, and approach life as such. If you don’t, if you can’t, that’s not really love at all.
Above all, I believe that love isn’t complicated. People are.
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