Two monks are doing their washing in the river when they notice a scorpion drowning. One monk scooped it onto the bank and got stung. He went back to washing and....again the scorpion fell in. The monk again saved the scorpion, and again got stung. The other monk asked him, "Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know its nature is to sting you?" "Because," the monk replied, "to save it is my nature."
What love isn't: Love isn't just butterflies, love isn't great mind blowing sex, love isn't complete and total adoration, love isn't putting someone on a pedistool, love isn't fickle, love isn't wishy-washy, love isn't something you can "turn off". Love isn't perfect, love isn't always wine and roses, love isn't wondering, love isn't fear...and love, isn't regret.
What love is: Love is faith, love is understanding love is paitent, love is kind. Love is truth, love is shelter from a storm. Love is hours that feel like seconds, love is security, love is devotoin and care. Love is knowing that any alternative to having the person you love in your life forever is...in a word... unacceptable. Love is hope. hope for the future, hope for the present, hope. Love is what makes the world just a little briter, a little more beautiful, a little more bareable. Love is knowing that whether the person you love is the person you are going to marry or not, that they will be in your life forever. Love is knowing you can wait. Love is understanding that sometimes, things don't go how you've planned or how you'd like them to, but at the same time having the faith that someday, somehow things will work...things will be right...love is RESPECT...love is taking time, giving space, understanding...Love is compassion. Love is the most perfect gift we as people can give to another.
Love is not always easy, but what makes it love...is that that's ok.
Faith, hope and love these three, but the greatest of these is love.
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