Today’s post is inspired by Valentine’s Day which is happening tomorrow (where I’m from) and I’d like to talk about the most important element of this day: Love.
What is love? According to Wikipedia, ”Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure.” Love is such a broad topic itself and there are so many facets to this beautiful, natural feeling that a random WordPress post will never cover in its entirety.
When we express our love towards people or things, they would be are very special to us. Special enough that we would do anything for that love. Whether it is getting her a diamond necklace, paying hundreds of ringgit for your cat’s vet bills, or drive for hours to your favourite beach. These sacrifices would never happen if they weren’t for love.
What about the receiving end? Even better. Imagine how happy you make her feel, how secure your cat feels to have you as its hooman, how happy YOU would feel when your toes touch the sand.
In reality, not all situations where people act out of love are dreamlike. There is the unrequited love, the tough love, the blind-in-love, the ‘loving too much’ and so many other types that are as unfortunate. If you have ever experienced these I hope you are able to move on and find the love you deserve.
Is it possible to ‘lose’ love? I think so. There are 2 different ways; willing and unwilling. Willing to lose love means that you chose to stop loving -in this case, someone. Maybe that person hurt you emotionally. Maybe your ex cheated on you. Maybe your friend betrayed you. Maybe your family became too toxic for you. Sometimes you need to know when to let go or cut off people who dont deserve you.
‘Unwilling’ is usually when a loved one passed on and there was nothing you could’ve done to prevent that. Maybe it’s losing them to cancer, road accidents or war. This loss is usually followed by grief which shows how much we loved that person. I myself have lost important people in my life and if there were an ethical and halal way to bring them back I would.
Another fascinating aspect of love is soulmates. A person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner. One of those things in life that you only know when it happens. But that’s the question isn’t it? When? Who? Where? Sometimes when I look at married couples, old and young, I would have these mini panic attacks that make me question MY love life. What if I’ll never find The One? What if no one finds me? Whoops, now you know that I’m single.
And I don’t see a problem with that to be honest. I know I have expressed some concerns but those are long term actually. As of right now, I’m content and not looking (?) but hey, anything can happen.
That’s all for now. It’s a Saturday so I’m gonna go for an evening jog. Talk to you later.
Oh, and if you don’t have a valentine, you can be mine 🙂