Life. Life is crazy. Unpredictable. Through life we experience both the deepest hurts and our greatest joys. It’s perplex…possibly the most perfect oxymoron. We say time crawls by – “When a minute feels like an hour”. Yet, in the next sentence we say time flies by – “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!” How can such vastly different statements describe the same thing? Because the circumstances of life filter our perception. I think that sometimes the same things are said of love. It’s crazy. Unpredictable. While there may be truth in that, I believe we have much more a choice in love. Love is intentional. Love is purposeful.
When we choose to be intentional and purposeful with our actions, we engage love in such a way that minimize its unpredictability. That’s how we “fall” in love. We choose to incessantly think positive of the other. We choose to treat them kindly, choose to cherish them, choose to engage with them. And from those choices, love flourishes. When we take the time to purposefully engage our significant other, we cannot help but feel love.
We had such a great time watching Brian and Kelly. Their laughter together showed just as much love as their kiss. Romantic silence permeated as they locked eyes. They were lost in their own conversation. No words needed. They engaged each other.