Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How Do I Love?

How do you show somebody you love them?

Do you sing them sonnets? Make lines of poetry for them? Or do you just tell them?

I’ve existed in this world for a measly nineteen years and I honestly don’t know how to answer that question. I can’t say that I’ve ever truly fallen in love, romantically anyway, because I’m not sure how that feels but when I really do fall in love, how do I show the other person I love them?
I’ve read a few great love stories and let me tell you; the men in those stories have ruined me and my views of how a man should be but that’s just it, they’re all just stories. Reality is much harsher and only a handful of those love stories will survive. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of things that you can learn from those stories although you should always take them with a grain of salt because not everyone will appreciate the gestures of love from these novels and everyone reacts differently. That’s the thing too; people see gestures of love differently.

I once knew of this girl who got pissed when her boyfriend paid for the taxi fare and thought this act as demeaning her ability to provide for herself. I, personally, would have just appreciated the act and just pay for the next one in exchange. So yeah, different views.

Going back to the original question, how do you show somebody you love them?

I asked a handful of people (i.e. my 86-year-old Godmother) this question.

She simply answered, “By being the best person you can be and giving them the care and respect that they deserve.”

So there you have it, I couldn’t help but chuckle at how cliché her reply was but it’s true. Even my young mind agrees with her statement and now that I think about it; most people that I know fight because they forget to follow that advice. It’s normal to forget sometimes but never let that ‘sometimes’ become an ‘always.’

Now let’s all join in saying,

“For the person I love, I will be the best person I can be and I will give them the care and respect that they deserve.”

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