Everyone has a need for this, but some people can’t recognize what this is. Some people actually “think” they have this. Some people are extremely mislead by what they believe this is. What is this? This is “love.” Many people have their own definitions for what they believe love is but they might only be experiencing infatuation. For example, if you ask some young people what they would like when they get older, a lot of them will say they want to “get married.” While that is admirable, you would think that the real answer should be “to get married to the right person.” There is a difference. Anyone can find a person to build a relationship with, but how many can find the right person for them? “No one” is perfect. Everyone has flaws, including you and me. Does that mean that you might have to “settle” somewhat when it comes to relationships? “Absolutely.” If you are in a relationship, you should always remember that (if it lasts long enough) the person you “start out with” will not be the person you “end up with.” For example, if you like a guy with a lot of muscles chances all those muscles will most likely be gone after a certain age. If you like a woman because of her cute figure that could change as well. People get wrinkled, people lose hair, people get sick, people get fat and all kinds of other things as we all go through life. Would you still want to be with that person after all of this happens? If the answer is “yes” then you just might very well “be in love.” They say that true love is “internal” which means that you love the “inner” person. If the outside structure changes then you are left with the inner personality. Love shouldn’t be based on just money, status or power. Those things might only be temporary. They say that when you start a relationship with someone imagine them being broke or ugly (because one day that could very well happen). Would you still want to stay with him or her? Love can be majorly confusing. You might find yourself wondering why you even chose to love a person (this happens a lot more than you think). I don’t think there is a simple answer for that. “True love is what you feel.” Is it possible to be with the right person and yet still love someone else? Yes, but that doesn’t mean that you should abandon the one you are with. For the sake of love, treat others the way you would want them to treat you. That might make the biggest difference in your relationship. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Vintage picture of Brett Jolly with actress Holly Robinson-Peete