Friday, February 1, 2019

What is Love?

Hello Everyone!


Since Valentine's is coming up, it made me think about what exactly defines love. Love is defined by Merriam Webster's Dictionary as: Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.


That's Merriam Webster's Dictionary definition of love, but in my opinion love is a complex term that isn't always easily defined.

Love is understanding...Understanding patiently beyond yourself

Love is kindness...Kindness is always free. We need more kindness in this world, but don't forget to be gentle and kind to yourself.


Love is forgiveness...No one is perfect we all make mistakes

Love is compassion...Compassion for others to hurt and struggle less

Love is support...support on both good and bad times

Love is unconditional...We all have flaws, but that doesn't mean we should be loved any less for having flaws.


Love isnt... manipulation, lies, and constant disappointment. So many people look for various types of love in all the wrong places. Sadly you can end up paying a terrible price for searching for toxic love and acceptance.


There you have it, that's how I define love. How do you define love? Valentine's Day is a nice holiday, but remember to show love everyday.

 Also, I plan on taking a little break on my blog and Instagram. I've been going nonstop since the holidays. It's not going to be an extended break, just a break for a few weeks.  If anyone needs to reach me, contact me by email beautyandmorebypilar@gmail.com

Wishing everyone a blessed and happy February!!


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48 comments:

  1. Perfect post. I think many get the meaning of love so wrong and do many of the opposites of the things listed here which is why the state of the world is so messed up. Such a great reminder :) I hope you're having a great weekend lovely xx

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    1. Thanks Kizzy! I wrote this post about love because it's been on my heart lately. You stated my point...people are doing the opposite of the things I listed. The world doesn't have to be in this current state if there were more love and understanding. Wishing you a great weekend!

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  2. This is a nice post, Pilar. And I always enjoy seeing your decorations for the holidays. I especially liked what you said about love being unconditional. And Yes, KINDNESS. That's so important. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day, Pilar, and a restful break. Do something special just for you. You're an amazing woman.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks Sheri for always leaving kind words! I love to decorate for the holidays! I wanted to focus on love being unconditional since people can tend to forget that. I see so many acts of blindness and it's so sad. Kindess is free. We need more kindness in this world.

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  3. This is a beautiful written post about love Pilar. The world can be filled with such ugliness, but the world is also filled beauty and goodness. People like you are a reminder that there are still good people in this world! I hope you have a great break!

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    1. Thanks Marie for kind words! I try to make a positive difference in this world. I try to focus on the beauty in life rather than all of it's ugliness. This world lacks love and I wish that would change.

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  4. Great love post. Enjoy your break!
    Lisa

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  5. Enjoy your blogging break!

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  6. HEY PILAR! Before you go, go to my profile and jot down my email incase you ever want to talk or just say hi!!!
    After all we are State Neighbors!
    Lisa

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  7. I agree Pilar. Love is all those things. I think that we should express love every day and not just wait until a day until Valentine's Day to show or say it to those we love.

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    1. I like Valentine's Day, but I agree love should be expressed everyday!

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  8. Pilar, I like your definitions of love. I believe people can learn from their mistakes and deserve second chances. So we must love enough to give that chance. Some time with rules. :):) Love is very powerful. I am thankful that God loves us. Blessings to you pretty girl, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie! I believe in second chances too because everyone makes mistakes. We're only human. I agree there should be rules and boundaries so love isn't taken for granted. Blessings to you as well!

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  9. Already into the second month of the new year....seems like Jan went fast but at the same time it went slow. So much to deal with in Jan so I am glad it is gone. Wishing I could say I was excited about this month. Your decor looks great.

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    1. Thanks Pam! I know that Janaury was a difficult month for you sending hugs and prayers for you. Wishing you a wonderful February!

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  10. I agree with you regarding the complexity of love. Good post. I hope that you enjoy your short break and return fully restored.

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  11. I define love as a expressing yourself in ways that show people how much you mean to them. Whether that be through kindness or compassion or any of the ways you listed in this blog post.

    Enjoy your break!

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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  12. Nice and lovely post.
    I guess love means different things to different people.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  15. Nice post, we all need to love and be loved, not forgetting our own self. Thanks for sharing.
    The Glossychic
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  16. This is so beautiful, Pilar. I took a little break from social media too. It's really good for the mind. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Nerline! I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

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  18. You have to love yourself first though and it's so much easier to love others. Enjoy your break beautifuL! ♥
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  19. Happy Valentines Day beautiful I agree with you You defined love so well and the most important to me is self-love from there you will find true happiness and real love might find you simply because you love yourself first. It is a hard lesson that I learnt but I now give all my love to my children family and friends they are the ones who need the most and they will have it forever. One day I might find true love. Have a great break xoxo Cris

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    1. Thanks Cris! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! You defined love so well.

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  20. What a wonderful reminder about what love is!

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