Love is a powerful thing. We will never truly see love with our own two eyes. We will never hear love with our ears. We will never touch, taste, or smell love. But love is a very real thing. Maybe love is an amalgamation of all the senses coming together into one. We may never know. But almost all of us can agree that love is a powerful force. The things that people do for love is on an unbelievable level. Love can motivate us to change our whole lives. Love can move us to do things that money and power would never. Love is one of if not the most powerful invisible force humans experience.
And that’s why we spend so much time focused on finding it. Most people spend their whole lives searching for true love. We’ve seen some of the greatest movies, books, and songs created solely around love. And there have been entire industries pop up that are dedicated to helping people find love. But the way we approach love is flawed for many of us. We search for people we can love all the time. But we spend little to no time actually appreciating the people in our lives that we already love. And that’s just as important for you to keep love healthy in your life. So who do you love and what are you doing about it?
Here’s my thoughts on who I love and what I’m doing about it.
Man I love a handful of random people. Actually, the people aren’t that random when I think about it. The people I love are mostly the closest people in my life. Of course there are many, many people that I love that aren’t that close with me. It’s hard to keep a close relationship with more than five or six people. Or at least it’s really hard for me. I think most introverts aren’t keen to keeping more than six people in their inner circle. Once we get past that number everything starts going down the drain.
One person I love deeply is my mom. My mom has always been there for me. And I don’t mean that in the generic way that most moms are there for their kids. I mean that in the above and beyond way. I’m a really independent kid. Actually all of my mom’s kids are independent in nature. We’ve learned to get things going for ourselves rather than sitting around waiting for a hot dinner. But my mom has gone above and beyond for me in times of need. I’ve gone through a lot over the years, and every single time my mom has been there for me.
I’m not doing much to show my mom I love her right now. It might seem that I could care less overall. But the truth is I’m doing a lot more behind the scenes for my mom. I’m working hard to reach my goals so I can help my mom in the ways she needs it. There’s a lot of pressure on my mom to provide for the whole family. It makes me sad when I think about it because I know what it’s like to have a lot of pressure on you. And I work hard on business and goals so I can provide my mom with some well needed relief.
Another person I love is Dwayne. Dwayne is one of the most loyal people I’ve ever had in my life. He has always been there for me. He is a super understanding person. He’s always going above and beyond to help and support others. And that includes me. When I need him, he’s there. He might not have the time or energy but he always makes a way. That’s something no one can deny about Dwayne. If he truly cares about someone, he will go to the ends of the Earth for them. I love him to the moon and back. And that will always be.
The things I do to show him I love him are little to nothing. I’m not great at showing love. It’s hard for me to express my gratitude and general admiration for him. I don’t get the best gifts. I don’t convey my emotions well. I don’t do much well when it comes to love. But I do spend time with him. I spend a lot of time talking and thinking about life with him. And I’ve dedicated my life to making him successful and happy. I want the best for him above many other people. That’s how I show my love for him.
The last person I will write about loving is Enkose. I love this dude just as much as I love Dwayne. Enkose is such a great person and has genuine intentions. I know him like the back of my hand. And we might not always get to see each other, but I know how much he loves me. And I love him the same. I could do so much more to show him I love him. The most I do now is spend time watching Netflix with him every once in a while. But I know I can do a lot more. And I will make an effort to do more to show him I love him this year. It’s the least I could do.
I love you too. I just never figured out how to show it.