Does Love grow with Age?

Love Grows

Love is a beautiful word. A person experiencing this adjective feels on top of the world. He/She can survive without sleeping if this emotion is with them. Life is never dull, and everything looks fabulous and bright and attractive. Love makes a person confident and stand tall in any circumstances. It makes him sincere and a better person since he is at peace with himself.

In this Life time, a person should feel fortunate to fall in love since the above feeling is out of the world. It's like going on the moon and being in a zero gravity. But again, Love does not fill up stomachs. A person has to work to get money in order to pay the bills and enjoy life with the love of your life. With work, comes stress and with stress comes a lot of negativity in which one tends to forget about one notable thing a person possesses, Love of his life! He has taken the love of his life for granted and starts to count his problems rather than going in the stride of life and picking up what comes along rather than dragging it. Most of us, tend to take the positive things in our life, for granted and that creates an ugly scene. There are fights, there are arguments and one tends to lose one BEST thing, a person was fortunate to achieve, LOVE!

But, let's say we treasure what we have. We go to work during the day, and bathe ourselves with all the negativism of life during the day. Coming home in the evening, and seeing the love of our life, get detoxified. Now, isn't that refreshing and rejuvenating. The smiles and the affectionate laughter and the deep, honest caring touch can melt away anybody's sorrows. This should be the moment we all should look for, once we come home. Leave our baggage at work and just be present with someone who could rejuvenate you and make you ready for another day. Love is like sunshine. It can bring light and joy into anybody's life, only IF that a person can open his arms to it.

Love will have no boundaries IF we open our arms to it and we will learn to accept the person as He/She is. We will start to enjoy the moments with each other rather than finding faults with each other IF we always meet with an open mind and keep all our judgments and problems aside. This Love whom you lusted for in your younger days will keep you company in the days when you are all gray and old and fragile. Love does grow with Age, and it is up to us how we grow along with it. It is up to us, how we nurture it. It is up to us, how we treat it. It is up to us, how we handle it. Love is not a thing, it is a person who has equal feelings likes us, and it is up to us, to respect them if we want respect from them in return. As a Golden Rule of Thumb is, "Treat others as you would want to be treated."

This is one Life we have got, and it is up to us how we shape it. We could get all muddled up in our problems OR we could count our blessings and make a castle out of it. If we think and act now, we can prevent our downfall and build our future. Opportunity knocks extremely rarely on everyone's door unless we are darn lucky. If we have someone who cares for us, who appreciates us, who laughs with us and cries along with us. We cannot afford to lose them by running after things we crave for and taking the things that we already have as granted.

Unfortunately, Time does not wait up for anybody, and if we do not learn to appreciate what we have, then it will be too late. So, let's wake up and appreciate our love so that we could build a foundation now with it which we could cherish in our latter part of lives where it is all grown and stable and rich and full of fantastic memories.

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Aisha 5 years ago

Sure, love grows with age esp when you learn to forgive and forget the other person's flaws...


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

yes, love does tend to grow with age but one has to always keep his arms open and not take the other person for granted...Feelings are existent in all humans thus, neglect ion can bring a relationship to the dungeon.


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dablufox 5 years ago from Australia

Love your hub and its so true, as much as my wife is a pain in the ass, being the cause of number of really vexing and stupid problems like her poker machine addiction, after three weeks of her being away in the Philippines on her yearly family humanitarian mission funded by my investment and stock trading activities, which was originally meant to help us buy our first home. I still miss my little hemorrhoid!

True love conquers all!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

haha...like the way you describe your better half ;)

Am glad that you have found solace in someone 'cause that is the key to contentment. Cheers!!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

An excellent hub on the topic of love. We all need it, want it and live a healthier, more satisfying life with it. Great. Thanks - vocalcoach


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Am glad vocalcoach that you liked it. yes, without love; life is barren and for those who have love around them; they tend to take it for granted so, awareness is the key to identify our blessings and go ahead in life.

thanks for stopping by to give in your precious comment...appreciate it!


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KateWest 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I hope to find this again someday, thank you.


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KateWest 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I think one key would be to give more than you expect in return, no?


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

With your beautiful hubs...u sure do have radiant beauty thus, you sure will, KateWest :)

I agree..that giving without expecting could help us; grow this beautiful thing within us and our loved one. 'Cause expectations can sometimes ruin things.

Thanks for your beautiful comment :)


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

Thanks for all the kind words found on this piece. Love is a gift we must treasure. You re awesome!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello ubani,

Sure Love is great and IF found we should preserve it rather than taking it for granted...not many understand the precious feeling of it and Alas!

Thanks for the read and comment my friend!


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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

i always say one does not fall into love one GROWS into love.if we treat it properly and value and cherish it love just continues to grow.i am sure it does have been married to the same woman for 31 years now and though she has often confessed that she does not love me AS MUCH as i love her yet it is there for all to see that i lover her madlyy and am at my best only when alone with her.love sure is fun


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Neelsehkulkarni,

You have done it again...Your words are so appropriate for the hub that it has added value to it. Yes, I agree that respecting the person you love; makes it more valuable and enjoyable. Nothing should be taken for granted and I am happy to see that you do so to your better half.

Wishing you both peace and more blissful years!


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira,

Greetings from MAKUSR. You have a way of writing these lovely hubs. I find much peace reading your hubs. Thanks for sharing them.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Makusr,

Always a treat to read your wonderful comments. Thank you for stopping by!

Wishing you peace and joy my friend!


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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge

My husband and I met at work and worked and lived together 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are now together the same way. In twenty-four years we have never run out of things to talk about, laugh about, cry about or work through. I consider us both to be hugely blessed.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Poohgranma,

Blessed are you that you could keep your relationship alive and growing inspite of the long working hours. Wishing you joy and happiness always, my new friend.

Thanks for stopping by.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

great hub, ruchira. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi PDX,

I am glad that you liked it..thanks for your thought.

Appreciate it!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

you're welcome, ruchira. my pleasure!


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mann101955 4 years ago from TRICHIRAPALLI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA-621216

The fragrance of Love is eternal.

Yours is great.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you muthali.

Appreciate your comment/appreciation.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Thank you Ruchira, Wonderful hub! Love is what makes the world go around. It takes work and is so much more than emotion..Love is always reaching out beyond ones own needs. I was told love is a mirror..if you want to see how you are doing in love..look in the mirror..

Have a blessed day my friend,

Sunnie


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ruchira - I'm so glad you shared this. I love the message and in my case love has grown in some many ways over the years. I've learned most of all that love really is patient and kind. I love my spouse much better now than 20 years ago. I was crazy wild about him - but now I have experienced how he is a "will be there for you guy". No matter what, we face our problems together and we each are proactive in finding solutions to problems and not focusing on just the problems. We built a really nice life together and we both feel grateful and indebted to each other. It is easy to fall apart when the going gets tough. People always want to blame the spouse when things go wrong - I say Blame ends with M-E:)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Ruch such a wonderful share.. everything grows with age.. I like this forum type hub.. made me go hmmm..:)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I feel grateful and fortunate to still share my life with the man I fell in love with 25 years ago. I love him more today than I did the day I married him and I'm pretty sure he feels the same way. Enjoyed your hub.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Well said indeed, Sunnie.

Love requires sacrifices and can only grow if there is mutual understanding.

Wishing you a pleasant evening!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Beautiful words, Kelly.

Yes, love requires patience and understanding and I am very happy to read your relationship. Wishing you many more blissful years of endearment with your better half.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Frank,

I am glad that this hub made you go hmmm :)

Thanks!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Glad to read that Susan :)

Wishing you many more years of togetherness...Amen!


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alisha4u 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

Loved Readin it...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Alisha4u :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I often think that couples who stay together in the longer term are often adept at rediscovering each other as they go through the years. We need to remember to nurture love--just as you say--


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Audrey,

You always come up with such simpler terms to convey the message :)

Yes, we gotta keep nurturing our relationship and love since, it's an important element in our lives :)

thank you always for standing by my ideas. I have paid my small tribute towards you in my latest hub :) Thank you!


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira, with age comes maturity and with maturity comes peace. You are at peace because you no longer feel apprehensive of rejection. Anything at this age is bonus. I am a compulsive lover. I love every moment of life and appreciate the fine things.

"Hum hai raahi pyaar ke

Hamsekuch na boliye,

Jo bhi pyaar se mila,

Hum ussi ke ho liye".

Eternal friend,

Manoj


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Good for you, Manoj.

Being appreciative of each moment in life is commendable. cheers to you, friend!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Ruchira,

You have touched on so many good points in your hub that this one definitely needs to be voted up and shared with others. Consider it done!

This October it will be 42 years since my husband and I got married. We have grown to know each other and appreciate each other in ways way beyond the passions of youth. We have experienced good times and bad, but have been there to support each other through each challenge. I love him more today much more than when we were married. As one of the comments above stated..."Love grows"...and that is true.


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jacobkuttyta 4 years ago from Delhi, India

Fond memories of our loved ones are the things which we can carry as we grow old. Thanks for reminding it


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

aah beautiful peggy. Bless you and your better half with many more years of togetherness and understanding...Amen!

Yes, love grows and you are a classic example, my friend!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I am glad you agree with the above, Jacob.

Wishing you well :)


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

I loved your hub, growing old with love encircling with it's halo of depth, passion and true feelings from deep within the heart, forever growing and never ending. Awesome. A great write - Voted up.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Beuatiful sentiment and whole heartily agree that love does grow with age and time. When you first fall in love, you have blinders to the other person's quirks, but as time goes on you will most likely begin to see the other person is human and of course has quirks and faults of their own. It is being able to love them in spite of all this that matters and thus you are right that love can grow with age. Voted up and shared too.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Your words are a beautiful expression of true love. Voted up!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Nithya.

thanks Janine. Being able to accept the other person "as is" is divine but, it takes pains and sacrifices to do it. Cheers!

Thanks lovedoctor926. Appreciate your comments!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Wonderful hub Ruchira, voted up and shared! Happy Birthday!


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Nell :)

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