As famously stated in the bible verse, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” (I’m not religious but words and ideas in religious teachings are forms of wisdom we can all learn from.)
Love is a pure feeling. Love is not possessive, it does not expect reciprocity. Love is wanting the best for the other person, on their terms, not yours. Love does not have to be defined as friendly or romantic — it can just be. You can love from a distance; you can love without letting the person know. As long as you know they are happy where they’re at.
Love is supposed to be a liberating feeling — not restrictive, not definitive, and definitely not subdued. It is both a powerful and peaceful feeling.
Sometimes it doesn’t have to take any form in the real world — with words, or with actions. Sometimes letting people go/ be is also a way of showing love. I know we all want to shower the people we love… with love. But sometimes that’s not possible. Sometimes our lives brings us in different directions. Sometimes we can’t because they are no longer with us in the physical world. But the feeling of love, the idea of love, will always stay with us.
But if the people you love is right by your side, remember to tell them you love them.