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The Meaning Of Love

Updated on February 11, 2012
Love is God... FootPrints in The Sand
Love is God... FootPrints in The Sand

Love Is ....

Love is described in one word , "Eternal" . Have you ever found yourself questioning what Love really is? There are so many descriptions, thoughts and ideas on the Internet you will find not only hundreds but thousands of passionate and inspirational thoughts.

Nat King Cole described Love and broke the letters down in terms that millions of people worldwide could agree with. Natalie Cole took her father's song and added pizzazz and beauty and it brought it back to life.

L: Is for the way you look at me

O: Is for the only one I see

V: Is very , very extraordinary

E: Even more then anyone that you adore

Magically the words fit and what a poetic song, simple , beautiful and by all means perfect.

We find that love has many different meanings to many of us and is used loosely among the population. In the same breath we love so many things that we can only utilize the word to express what we feel, as there isn't any word that would better describe it.

Here is what many describe as love and by all means it certainly does fit.

Love is.... Dinner for Two by Candlelight and your husband does the cooking.

Love is.... Bringing home that new puppy and missing them when you are away.

Love is.... Being in a perpetual state of Awe

Love is....Being in wedded bliss forever

Love is.... Your children no matter if you are right or wrong they always get past your anger and forgive you.

Love is.... Telling your best friend you love them.

Love is.... Holding your newborn for the very first time

Love is....Looking into your spouse's eyes and falling in Love all over again.

Love is.... A True adventure and you cannot get enough of it.

Love is... Worth fighting for

Love is....The thoughts we put into our everyday responsibilities

Love is.... Forgiveness

Love is....Committment

Love is...Eternal

Love is...God

Love is...Life

Love is... The Love of a Grandchild as noted below by "Trish1048"

Love is... See comment by Poppa Blues :) It was beautiful as well.

Simply put "Love is... The master key that opens the gates of happiness". Oliver Wendall Holmes

Can anyone one of us ever imagine what we would do without the word, Love? Take the word away and what would describe our emotion, thought or feeling? What an eternal word love is, indeed love is a many splendored thing.

copyright © 2008

Natalie Cole LO.V.E.

Englebert HumperDinck "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"


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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      HappyBoomernurse: Only you can dig through old hubs and come up with them again. I had completely forgotten about it until you dusted it off. lolo! Love is a choice and we do have to love ourselves and it is one of the greatest things we can do for ourselves. Glad to see you. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Wonderful uplifting hub about love. Most people speak of love as a feeling and I believe that's true, but I also believe it can be a choice and that choosing to love ourselves and others is one of the greatest things we can do for ourselves and for world peace.

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      Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      triosol: Thank you so much! :)

      wendy87: you are welcome!

      sweetie1: There are many more and I am glad that you enjoyed. :)

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Very nice hub and i never heard or read so many meaning of love. Thanks for sharing

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      wendy87 6 years ago

      beautifully written...thanks for sharing.voted

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      triosol 6 years ago

      I love this hub! very beautiful :)

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      blackreign2012: I apologize or not seeing this comment sooner. Love will be here long after and isn' it amazing that cannot be explained? Although a feeling, where did the feeling come from? Thanks so much for commenting. :)

      Pearldiver: I accept the challenge and will create a poem based on your first few words. :)

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Had to read this J.. but I thought you had turned your hand to writing love poetry. Maybe you will soon.. maybe you just need the opening to allow you to find the close?

      Thank you for sharing this. Here is the opening of your next love poem... if you fill in the rest... you're racing mate!! lol.

      "This whole summer night is the perfect measurement of time to share my love with you......" (and you carry on...) Ok wasn't that easy? Yeehaaa expect to see it published sooooooooon.

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      blackreign2012 7 years ago

      truly wonderful. Love is the most powerful emotion on the planet and is found in so many things/people. Love will be here after we are not great hub ~Hugs~

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Rossimobis: I too will also be reading all of your work. :)

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 7 years ago from Biafra

      This is amazing, i wanted to pick up one point about what love stands for but all you mentioned above are nothing but that Love is all you said above...

      I will be reading your stuffs one by one.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Moulik: I believe you are a true romantic you are certainly finding all of my hubs that represent love. Thank again for the warm and wonderful comment. :)

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Love - you can feel it, express it in so many ways, excellent writing...

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      zzron: I enjoy when I can scroll through old hubs there is always someone who will find them. I read this again too! It is amazing what all of us write about or we may forget one or two along the way. I am glad that you enjoyed this one and added it to your favorites. :)

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      zzron 7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      This is so beautiful and so true. I have added this hub to my list of favorites. Thank you.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      prettydarkhorse: You will be in love again, it will come! :)

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      good and nice hub, wonderful feelings too I wish I am in love again!

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      poetlorraine: Love to me is an emotion that cannot be explained it is a feeling like no other.:)

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      poetlorraine 7 years ago

      you know what i have been puzzling over this very question. Is it an emotion or what? will read this hub in more detail later, nice to see you as always

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      philip carey 61: I never tire either.:)

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      philip carey 61 7 years ago

      I think it (Love) is a cause and an effect at the very same time. I mean, it perpetuates itself, for itself. Nothing could be holier. I never tire of reading about it.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Ashley, You don't have to thank me as I love the article you wrote and I am looking forward to others. Thank you for appreciating it. :)

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      Ashley Monique 8 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks for being my first fan! I love this hub! Its very beautiful!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hi Trish,

      I certainly did and commented you are so focused , you have moved on but haven't forgotten. That is why you are so blessed.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi AEvans,

      If you care to read about it, here's the hub,

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      That hearts my heart :( I am happy that I was able to bring back some wonderful memories on my hub. Maybe it was time :) From him came your children and in turn grandchildren. I am certain if he was here , they all would have made him proud. You were high school sweethearts :) You should write on that .:) Thank you for sharing this with me and others who are reading it.

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      trish1048 8 years ago


      I was with my hubby 20 years, married for 18. He died at age 36 in an accident :(

      Very pretty Poppa

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks forposting it on my article and I as well will note you at the top. :)

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      Poppa Blues 8 years ago

      Love is...

      Love is more than a word

      A feeling transmitted between parted lips

      More than a connection

      Warm hands on curvaceous hips

      More than beauty

      Held in one’s eye

      More than a thought

      Of cherished friend mine

      Warmth that grows

      From deep within

      An itch not scratched

      Below your skin

      Beyond the craving

      Passion and lust

      Beside each other

      Together in trust

      Trials and tribulations

      Together we’ve faced

      Beaten and battered

      Yet still in the race

      Our lives together

      Forever bound

      We give each other

      A gift not easily found

      Love is all of the above

      And much more

      Eyes to the future

      For all that’s in store

      A present we share

      Every day

      Love isn’t love

      Until you give it away

      So my love on this day

      Of Saint Valentine

      I count my blessings

      That you are mine

      Giving thanks to

      The Lord above

      For teaching me

      To know this love

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      It is a beautiful song and the perfect pick!!! Look how long you have been married? That was supposed to be your song and it was a blessing. :)

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      You're welcome AEvans. My hubby and I actually picked out the song on our way to the church. It had come on the radio and we thought it was as good a song as any :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There


      Thank you for sharing it as if with permisssion I will add it to the top and note your hubname as well even though you left a comment. :) It is a fun little hub and my mom gave me the idea as it was her wedding song too. :) I am happy to make both you and her HAPPY!!!

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      I had to respond.  The title of this hub was my wedding song 40 years ago.  At the time, my hubby and I didn't really have an 'our song', and I don't think 'I Got You Babe' was too appropriate :)

      Love in terms of a partner to me is being able to discuss anything and everything, never judging, being respectful, being able to agree to disagree and just being together through thick and thin.  Society today is a throw-away society.  Throw away pets, kids, marriages,,,,it seems many people don't have what it takes to ride out the rough spots.  For those people, it's 'I'm done, I'm out of here' and off to the nearest divorce lawyer or animal shelter.  In fact, as far as pets, many don't even bother with a shelter, they either abandon them or kill them.  A very sad state of affairs.

      I'd like to add 'love is the love of a grandchild'.  I can't describe it, I just know that it's different than the love you have for your own child, but equally as strong.

      Thanks for sharing,