"Love does not parade itself"
Have I ever seen a couple who made
great outwardly shows of affection, calling each other
endearing names, playing the part of a romantic couple in
love? Chances are seeing it made me sick to my stomach; I
could see the show, the parade, and the play-acting. This
couple probably did have a certain amount of love
in their relationship, but chances are that their public
displays differed from what went on behind closed doors.
I feel more comfortable around couples
that have imperfect relationships, and let those
imperfections show, because at least they are being real.
I know where they stand, and more importantly, each
partner has a better idea of who their partner really is.
If I feel like "parading" my
love to my SO, can I expect to get genuine love back?
Sooner or later, the play-acting becomes tiring, and I
find all I've really done is delayed having to deal with
who we actually are, warts and all.
Just for Today
Today I'll let my shows of love be
genuine and quiet, and savor the sweet inner joy and
peace that naturally comes those. I'll find special
moments in quiet acts: a simple touching of hands, an
affectionate look, or a kind word whispered.
I'll save my "parades" of
love for special occasions - and really strike up the
band when I do!
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