In the dictionary. the definition of LOVE is first listed as a noun – an intense feeling of deep affection. However, I prefer to look at LOVE as a verb.
Love needs to be put into action. You can profess to love someone all day long, but until and unless you show your love through your words and behavior, the object of your affection may be oblivious to your feelings.
When I was in high school, it was a relatively common sight to see a boy and a girl holding hands while walking down the hall. As an adult, it is much more rare to see a man and a woman holding hands. Whenever I do see this sign of affection, it makes me smile.
In my first marriage, my spouse was very generous with gifts for birthdays, Christmas and a few other holidays. However, on a day-to-day basis, tokens of love were absent. Quite honestly, I would rather forgo the overpriced but rare gifts for the smaller, more frequent demonstrations of love – perhaps an unexpected phone call or text during the day just to say, “I’m thinking of you,” or even “I love you. Can’t wait to see you.”
Actions truly do speak louder than words. You can show your love by helping with the children or the chores – by exhibiting the courtesy of opening doors – offering to make dinner, clean up, or even taking your sweetie out for a meal when you know they’ve had a tough day or week. You can show your love with a look, a touch, a smile or a hug. Of course, you can almost never go wrong with a kiss … even if it’s only a peck on the cheek.
If you want a love that lasts, show your love in the things you say and do every day.
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