and a world full of dreams
and you speak the language of love
like you know what it means
and it can't be wrong
take my heart and make it strong"
Simply the best - Tina Turner
I hate valentines. I do Sorry. For the most part it is over commercialized landfill fodder with bows on. We think of love as soppy and sickly sweet. That isn't love, it's not even close. Then we cry and wonder why marriages fail. We turn on each other and point fingers of blame, we play "he did, she did."
I'm sorry, but you were misinformed for the sake of profits, that isn't love at all. You can't see love, weight it, touch it, taste it, but you feel it, you need it and you wonder why it isn't satisfying you. You've got the dial turned way down, honey, way down.
We aren't supposed to love like twelve year olds with a crush, we're supposed to love with fire, determination, passion, honesty, integrity, forgiveness, compassion, tenderness, trust and loyalty. It isn't soppy. Love does not betray or gossip. Love says if we fall apart I will fight my way back to you, I won't give up on you, I will tell you 'I love you' over and over until the cage around your heart melts." We fall in love, a divine gift. We are supposed to fight for it, not with guns, but with passion.
Love does not abandon, Love holds you safe when you feel lost or sick. Love says "though this life will test us, we are one for now and forever." It isn't "till death do us part" it is "live happy ever after." It is normal to fall into troughs, it is normal to feel like you've drifted apart, but you can find your way back and you don't need a counsellor.
Love like a lion, Love with fire, Love like your life depends on it because it does, what is more important to you than those you love?
Don't envy others, treasure what you have. Speak the language of love like you know what it means. Love doesn't hurt, it heals. Betrayal hurts, dishonesty hurts, unfaithfulness hurts and ultimately a lack of Love destroys.
To serve you must first learn the language of Love, we all can speak it, no matter what tongue or dialect we use. "All you need is love, love, love is all you need" - the genuine kind, not the hallmark card nonsense. If I say "I love you" it means I would defend you with my life, nothing less. Love defends, Love protects, Love honours and respects. Love listens, Love offers true empathy, sympathy by comparison is empty and hollow. That's the love that heals, that's the love that saves, that's what you're looking for. Now you know, go find it, be it, embody it, feel it.