Recently, I heard a comment about how we love the people in our lives. The idea was that we all want to be loved, but we often recognize love only when it’s given to us in the same manner that we would give it to someone else. And consequently, when love is given to us in an unfamiliar way, it tends to go unnoticed.
For some, love is as simple as a wink when no one else is looking or a text message with a smiley face. For others, love means outward and public displays of affection, gushing ‘I love you’s’, and hand-holding at ever possible moment. But in the end, the key is to recognize how others give and show love and blend that with how you give and show love. That way, the affection is recognized when it comes along, no matter what form it’s in.
So the next time you expect an ‘I love you’ written across the sky and what you get is a wink and a slight touch of a hand, remember that there is no right or wrong way to love or to be loved.
Just make sure that you do.