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As I was departing the scene of cheers and congratulations in the distance, I thought about the roadmap to this destination, Marriage. Truthfully, no one can really hand you a manual that tells you everything you need in order to prepare for this particular occasion. Though one thing is for certain, getting to such destination requires being powered by an unexplainable force—so powerful and capable of bringing two people together and this is called LOVE.
1. Love Has No Boundaries
In the case of newlyweds, Kristin and Richard, now Mr. and Mrs. Lambie, this has been proven. Distance could not separate these two love birds, as their flame of love burns very brightly. Frankly, when you love someone, you’re able to look beyond the unforeseen and imperfections. Writer, Chelsea Jacobs echoes from the bible that love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen. (1 Corinthians 13:7-8)
2. Love Is A Risk
Perhaps life in general is also a risk. You not only seek to open your heart to someone, but you also reveal a more in depth version of your personality. You simply hope that they’ll not only accept you, but in turn do the same.
According to writer, Ghislain MOMHA, sometimes we fear vulnerability because we are afraid that if someone finds out who we really are, they will reject us. However, New York Times bestselling author and research professor, Dr. Brené Brown, says that vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.
3. Love Is Selfless
If a price tag could be placed on selfless love, it would be too expensive to purchase, even for the wealthy.
Putting aside your own personal desires for someone else’s means a lot. Not only that, but according to the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love in Ohio, selfless love increases immunity by decreasing stress.
4. Love Don’t Cost A Thing
Perhaps, it depends on how the value of love is viewed. There may be various occasions where tangible expressions of love will occur. Such cases may include purchasing that watch your partner has been admiring all month. Another scenario, renting a fancy limousine to eat at one of the finest restaurants with your partner.
Spending can also be figurative. Perhaps, skipping a few days from work just to ensure that your partner feels comfortable after having minor surgery. Either way, the rewards are endless. Those who have unlocked the secret of love don’t quite expect anything in return. These persons would’ve experienced something far beyond what they originally imagined.
5. Love Is Constant
At the reception for newlyweds Kristen and Richard, a toast was given with a very important moral: No matter what may take place in the relationship, try to fix it.
Sadly, we live in an era where we quickly dispose of something or replace it when it’s broken, instead of trying to fix it like our grandparents did in their time. LOVE has so many different elements. However, for it to flourish, it requires true diligence, constant care and an investment of energy to keep it alive in any relationship.
J.Crows says: Love is a garden, where you keep sowing seeds and then one day you reap exactly what you have sown. It could be one flower at a time or a thorn at a time. Therefore, one should sow wisely.