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I L-O-V-E Me, I L-O-V-E Me Not

Updated on February 14, 2015

As the morning dew fades away, I sit here looking out my window gazing at the clouds in the sky slowly drifting by. I sit here patiently waiting for the sun to rise.

As I wait, I notice two birds gleefully flying by, circling each other as if they were performing a show. I wonder, how can two little birds love each other so?; Do they feel love the same way we feel love for one another?

How is it that nature makes it look so easy? Yet, in our reality, it is so difficult for us to win the love of another? And yet, when we do find love, we take it for granted; we don’t realize how powerful a small four letter word can be.

Love is much more than what our hearts can feel, more than what our eyes can see, and more than what our ears can hear. Love means much more than candy, heart shaped boxes, and roses.

What L-o-v-e Is Not

a) L-O-V-E is NOT a green printed paper with a dollar sign.

b) L-O-V-E is NOT a toy to be played with.

c) L-O-V-E is NOT a game.

What L-o-v-e Is

a) L-O-V-E IS omnipresent.

b) L-O-V-E IS invisible.

c) L-O-V-E IS eternal.

d) L-O-V-E IS intangible.

So, What Is L-O-V-E Really?

I found 10 true meanings of L-O-V-E:

  • an expression
  • gratitude
  • happiness
  • a feeling
  • respect
  • patience
  • self-control
  • kindness
  • faithfulness
  • gentle

Most importantly, L-O-V-E is “US” …

Before loving others, before loving material items, before loving the world, and before loving nature, we have to first learn how to love ourselves, take care of ourselves, nurture ourselves, respect ourselves, and be faithful to ourselves. Our body is the first gift that is given to us when we come into this world. Just like any other gift we receive, our body should be on the top of our list.

Will there be other chances to experience life in the same body once it is our time to leave this world?

The answer is both No and Yes.

No, once our time is up, that's the only chance we get. Our physical bodies no longer remain.

Yes, we might be able to experience life again, but perhaps in a different world, a different dimension, or a different body.

Before we can receive love from everything and everyone around us, it is important to seek love from within.

Your BODY, Your LIFE is what you make of it, so why not include yourself in it, enjoy it, and LOVE it?

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing."

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It


© 2015 Angie-Marie Delsante

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    • threekeys profile image


      3 months ago from Australia

      What a wonderful reminder angie-marie. The more we are comfortable in own skin, that is, able to handle the beautiful and the unrefined or non beautiful parts of ourselves, the more we understand and accept others. We are all the same in that we need support, we need to be able to confide in another and we need to belong.

      Lovely article.

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, angie marie -- what a piece of inspiring work. You deserve a pat on the back. I loved this hub. And I am being completely serious. Me? I write some Abstract/Prose poetry when my health permits. But this poem is really something else. Please keep up the work like this and as years go on, you will gain such a following as well as make yourself a very professional writer.

      I will be around if you need me.

    • angiemarieledger9 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie-Marie Delsante 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Thank You Janelle and you're most definitely welcome :)

    • Janellegems profile image


      3 years ago from United States

      Some great points here. Thanks for sharing a Hub on what Love is and what love is not. voted up.


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