Love Means Believing in Someone
Love takes time. It needs a history of
giving and receiving, laughing, and crying.
Love doesn’t promise instant gratification,
only ultimate fulfillment.
Love means believing in someone, in something;
it presupposes a willingness to struggle,
to work, to suffer, and to rejoice.
Love is doing everything you can to help
others build whatever dreams they have.
Love is on a constant journey to what others
need. It must be attentive, caring, and
open, both to what others say and to what
others cannot say.
Love will never reject others. It is the
first to encourage and the last to condemn.
Love is a commitment to growth, happiness,
and fulfillment of one another.
–Adapted from Barb Upham
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Love suffers long and is kind;
Love does not envy;
Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not…
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