I was truly curious about other peoples idea of love, so I went on Facebook and asked people “How do you know you are loved? What actions, words, deeds or intuitions help you to know this?
This is what people answered.
David said: “A simple touch of her hand on mine writes a whole love story.”
Mags said: “I could write over 100 words, actions, deeds that he shows how much he loves me every single day. But yes that simple touch of his hand, the way he runs his hand through my hair, the way he pulls me in for a kiss unexpectedly and smiles after. The way he looks at me from across the room. When he texts me during the day and asks how my day is going and calls me “Pretty” I could write a blog about this as well!”
Judy said: “Loving acts of kindness no words needed.”
Elizabeth said: “There is a depth of feelings and emotions that can almost not be described when you know you are loved. There is a deep connection in mind, body, and spirit, and with that, you have the ability to know and feel that you are being loved. Being loved fills you with joy, and fills you with peace. Like how it feels when you connect for the first time with your newborns eyes. Being truly loved fills you with contentment and gives you the desire to love in return. It gives the desire to please the one who truly loves you.”
Cara said: “Loving yourself and who you are opens your heart to the love that others bestow upon you. You know and feel this love without necessarily there being any kind of words or interaction. It is a contentment that leaves you feeling comfortable in whatever situation you find yourself experiencing.”
Vic said: “I am one that believes that actions speak more than words. Words do matter but they must be backed by actions. I know many people who claim love but show disrespect, lack of passion, control, and so much more. All the above comments are beautiful because they are action based. Great question Sarah :)”
Diana said: “Have you read “The Five Love Languages”? Most insightful book on how we receive and give love. The categories are physical touch, gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, and works of service. The author explains how the way we feel loved is often the way we express it…I’m a works of service person Paul’s a gifts person. He’d buy me stuff & I’d just prefer he pick up his stuff he spreads all over the place. He’d be frustrated if I didn’t appreciate the presents and I’d nag about wasted money and his mess…..very insightful :)”
Marshal said: (He quotes a meme) “If you ever fall in love… fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and knows how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves to hear you laugh and would do absolutely anything to hear it. Fall in love with someone who puts their head on your chest just to hear your heartbeat. Fall in love with someone who kisses you in public and is proud to show you off to anyone they know. Fall in love with someone who makes you question why you were afraid to fall in love in the first place. Fall in love with someone who would never, ever want to hurt you. Fall in love with someone who falls in love with your flaws and thinks you are perfect just the way you are. Fall in love with someone who thinks you are the ONE that they would like to wake up to each day.” (from Ilovemylsi.com)
Tracy said: “I have found that love is very fickle. We humans tend to have expectations of what represents love to us. We are bond to disappoint. The only true, pure love that I have experienced is from GOD. I pray that He shows me how to love others the way He loves us.”
Deb said: “I agree with Tracy everyone had What love means to them
The love of God is the only true love.”
Robert says: “Respect precedes love it’s just one thing.“
Mags says one more thing: “Love isn’t what you say it’s what you do.”
Here’s my take on love:
Whether romantic love, love from family, or love in friendships, love is universal and is NEEDED FOR SURVIVAL.
I agree with all the sentiments above on accessing how you know you are loved:
- Kisses/ Affection
- Eye contact, a knowing glance
- Loving words
- Acts of kindness
- Deep emotional connection
- Reciprocated love, you give it and it comes back to you
- Fills you with joy, peace & contentment
- You are loved in a way you can receive it
- Being loved and celebrated for who you are
- You are not being hurt intentionally
- God’s love empowers you
- Giving and receiving honor and respect
The cherry on top is the feeling you get when you love and in return you are loved! That will change you forever!
Passing love, honor, and respect, down to our children and grandchildren, our friends and lovers, is truly powerful.
Thank you so much for all those who responded to my question. Give some love today and I hope it comes back to you!
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