My Definition Of Love

My Definition Of Love

What is love? Well, it depends on who you ask. But this is love to me.

My Definition Of Love

Love is an early morning breakfast while the sun rises. Love is a sunrise service on Easter morning. Love is waking up five minutes early every morning just to be able to roll over and look at the person you love most, in their most peaceful state, before you wake them up for the day.

Love is buying someone a snack because you know that it'd make their day. Love is doing the dishes even though you did them last night and the ones in the sink aren't yours. It's completing the smallest or most inconvenient tasks, but not caring because the smile on their face was worth it.

Love is going on long walks to just be together and talk. Love is going on adventures and finding new, beautiful creations that God put onto this earth. It is the smell of the rain on the concrete and the elation of laughing and dancing in the rain with your friends.

Love is a night drive as the sun sets. Love is blaring your favorite songs with the windows down. Love is finding new music that so perfectly describes who you are or what mood you're in. It is "this made me think of you" texts.

Love is saying "drive safe" or "text me when you get home" every time someone gets in the car to leave. Love is staying up late at night to make sure someone makes it home. Love is sacrificing your own sleep just to talk to someone, even though you know you're going to be tired the next morning.

Love is an extra-long hug. It is a kiss on the forehead or an "everything is going to be alright". Love is compassionate. It's bringing home a flower you saw on the side of the road because you knew they'd appreciate it. Love is thoughtful.

Love is attentive. Love is a good listener. Love communicates and is passionate. It is a comforter and a healer. Love inspires. Love is the greatest part of life. Love makes each day better than the last. It makes each day worth it.

Love sacrifices their good day, to feel for you when you have a bad one. Love is the ability to be so undoubtedly open with someone, but not have a worry in the world that they will double-cross you. Love is knowing that no matter what you share with someone, they'll keep it private as if it was their own. Love is understanding.

Love is the small things. It is a part of each and every day. It is the best part of every day. Finding it in each day, and truly living out your life through love is the best thing you can ever do. Love is what makes life what it is. Love is love.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.


From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments