Do you really know what love is? Love isn't purely physical, it's not romantic, it's not sexual, and it's definitely not easy. Love isn't gifts and money. Love isn't merely between just men and women. Love isn't purely between family members. There are plenty of things that love isn't. We often think we know what love is because we see it. Love is something you feel and something you act on in many ways.
Love happens between strangers, men, women and even between humans and their animals. We grow to love our friends because of the bond friendship provides. As we go through life our definitions of love evolve.
The sinking feeling you get when someone gets in a car, a train, or a plane, whether they are going 3 or 3,000 miles away, that's love. The angry feeling you get when your friend is going through a tough time-that's love. True love doesn't abandon and it doesn't judge. Really, love is the greatest thing on earth, but it's a journey to find it. We don’t know it until we have it.
Our families (hopefully) provide us a good foundation of love, but when we are on our own for most of our lives we aren't just provided with a caring safe environment; we have to discover it. Sometimes what we need is a matter of trial and error. Mistakes make the real kisses that much better, the true friends greater treasures, and genuine moments more real. As John Mayer sings, “Love ain't a thing, love is a verb.”