I’ve been contemplating this question, wondering what it means. I think we all have our ideals, of how we think it should happen; the exact way, time, place, and how its supposed to come about.
But boy are we wrong, you fall in love at the most unexpected moments. Its when you go into a friendship looking just to connect and have fun, but what you come out with is more then you could ever ask for. I think love is one of those things that you can’t go looking for, its not going to happen then. Love is when you are able to be exactly who you are without any compromising, its finding that person that gets you and that understands you better then anyone else.
Love is finishing someone’s thoughts and not having to explain why you feel a certain way. To me, love is complete acceptance. I have a close friend who recently got married. She met her husband at her weakest time, but through that the fell in love. He took her for exactly who she is and they have grown together into an amazing couple. I couldn’t be happier for her.
For me, love is showing that the little things matter. A note, a card, a text, a little reminder that your partner is thinking of you for me that’s what matters most. Those little things matter the most, and when you find someone who wants to do those little things, you’ve found the right person. Love is being with a person who makes you better, who encourages you to do the things you want in life.
This is a quote from one of my favorite authors who always seems to get “it” right:
“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you.” Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love
I couldn’t ask for anything more then that, because when I fall in love I want that person to be my soul mate and for me love would be just doing that.
Deep down, I know that most of all love is trusting.