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What Is Love?

As we continue our theme of “Sharing the Love” this month, we asked a number of our Reconnections and Day Center participants to reflect on what love means to them. Here are a few of their responses!

“Love is Caring for the people you Love. It means a lot to these people. I know it means a lot to me and always has.”

“Love is something that is not fleeting. It is not just putting up with somebody. And it is knowing that they are going to be there when you need them and if they aren’t they have a pretty darn good reason!”

“Love is a feeling that transcends all other emotions. I’m Irish and my wife is Polish. We met a German da picnic over 60 years ago when I told my best friends from the Navy, ‘I don’t know what it about that woman over there, but I just have to meet her!’ I was interested in Love all those years ago, and 60 years later we are still together—all because of LOVE!”

“Love is traveling the road, sharing our love side by side.”

“Love is a deep friendship of sharing and caring. It means all decisions are made with thought, good will, and others best interest in mind. It is sharing what we have, with those we love and always will.”

“All you need is love. Love is having a husband who does everything for me.  P.S. Love is also Hugh Jackman, but I am only kidding.”

“Love is a special feeling that you have for someone.”

“Love is friendship, and when you have love, you don’t need anymore. Love is life, and life is beautiful.”

“Love is opening your heart and responding to your loved ones needs. Love is fulfilling your personal goals and allowing your loved one to do the same. Spending your riches on everything you see around you is false love and drowns a life of dullness without it. Seeking redemption without love does not grant you a better chance to gain love.”

“Love is everything; It is life, and without it we are stranded in the dessert. Love is the key to enjoying the world, and the most important thing we have. We must enjoy it.”


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