“Be selfless, make someone’s life more beautiful until your heart is too involved and you have to step away and move on to the next person.” – Casey King, Fingerlike
Love has nothing to do with intimate moments or even going on dates. Love is about having someone who makes you happy in a way nobody else has ever done. Too often we underestimate the power of a smile, kind words, and small acts of caring.
If you love someone you should tell them. If you don’t, you will be passing up on an opportunity to let someone know your heart is invested in them. There will be times you will love someone so much it hurts. You will have invested the time to love them to only realize by their actions you are an option, used when they want to.
Sometimes it takes being strong to love someone with your whole heart, all the while knowing that the person doesn’t really love you back. To continue to interact with the person, making that effort and not caring about how they respond, that is something only a strong person can do. You will find more times than not that the relationships you nurture and put all your love into will never go beyond superficial exchanges. At best the person will be mildly amused by your affection.
There is a certain amount of pain that develops within you when dealing with these types of relationships. The feeling of someone barely appreciating the lengths you go for them can be devastating even if you are a strong selfless person who does things with no thought of someone reciprocating.