To love is to find happiness in making others happy. It is to understand what others think and feel and need. It is to say and do the things that make them eager to be with us and to do these things not in hope of gaining some good, but because doing them is natural for us.
It is to know their weaknesses yet see them as strong and, because of our high vision and our unfailing faith, to inspire them to be stronger than they are while inspiring us to be stronger too.
It is to accept others as they are and, if they should fail our aspirations for them or spurn our outstretched hands, to keep open the “door” of our hearts.
It is to appreciate the importance of others and to help them appreciate their own importance.
It is to grow into the hearts of others and to become a part of their lives yet not bind their hearts nor limit their lives.
It is to loose ourselves in something greater, as a small spark loses itself in other sparks and becomes a star.
Love is like the Sun. It gives out of its own substance and its own self and, by giving itself, becomes a source of life and light.
- James Dillet Freeman