What Is Love? - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

What Is Love?

Amy Profile Picture Standard.jpgLove is appreciating and being thankful everyday for the person you have, and treating them with care and thoughtfulness. Love is not waiting until you lose that person to know this.

Love is remembering the power of those three words, I love you, I love you, I love you.

Love is making decisions for “we”. It’s having the forethought and consideration to know that anything that is going on with you, any problem, any success – is also happening to your partner.

Love is nourishing your body and making your health a priority. Because when you’re sick, it’s the people around you that suffer the most. Because you want to be able to maximize your time on earth being a partner, a parent and a friend.

Love is being the best person you can be, every day. It is waking up and making the choice to act with integrity, honesty, loyalty, and commitment.

It is choosing to act with love over fear, even when you are in pain. It is acting with dignity and grace regardless of how angry or upset you may be.

Love is forgiving.

Love is wanting the best for your partner, even if that sometimes means to let them go…

Love is commitment. Love is a verb, not a noun.

Love is not fleeting; it does not come and go with the feelings and emotions of the day.

Love is not dictated by lust, rather, lust is just one of its many forms. And while love may not look like how it was portrayed in fairytales, it is magical.

Because for love you will make sacrifices, you will be selfless and you will say sorry even when you know you are right. And when you hit a roadblock where the odds seem stacked against the survival of your relationship, you will fight for it with everything you’ve got. Because love is worth it. Because the person you have chosen to commit to is worth it.

Sometimes you will do things for love without rhyme or reason. And sometimes love is the only reason you need.


Amy Chan is the founder of www.JustMyType.ca and a relationship columnist for the 24 Hours Newspaper, The Huffington Post and Vancouver Sun. Connect with Amy via her website, Facebook, and Twitter.