Reflection: What Is Love?

What is love? When asked this question, I know exactly what, or rather, who, I think about: My family, my friends, my boyfriend. 


    Yet, love shows up in everyday moments that we might not recognize as love. To me, love is strangers holding the door for each other on a chilly day. Love is smiles on sidewalks and little pecks before leaving for work. Love is friends visiting after a rough day. Love is puppy kisses and hugs from your mother. Love is Skype dates, text messages, and phone calls.


    Love is so much more than the typical definition of love. It lies in the small moments in between, when you aren't exactly looking for love. The little, unimportant gestures make me feel truly loved.