Valentine’s Day Fun With The KB Team: What Does Love Mean To You?
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! And while this “holiday” should be in practice every day in respect to loving one another, we decided to have some Valentine’s Day fun with the KB crew this week. So, we asked everyone on the KB Electric team the following question:
In lieu of a holiday that is all about the topic of love in which there are many types of love (love you have for family, love you have for yourself, unconditional love, the list goes on…), in your own words keeping in mind the broadness the subject that love covers, what does love mean to you?
Bonnie P: Love to me is an impenetrable force: to give it, to have it, to feel it, to aspire to it, to be inspired by it and to share it are all things that when purely transferred, possessed, felt, inspired by or shared, are never forgotten and hopefully there are no regrets. Maybe that is why people are always saying love to your fullest because tomorrow isn’t promised. It is the one thing that we hold dear enough that we are scared also to lose. And we are forever altered positively by it, that in its absence we suffer a great deal.
Melanie B: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
Love to me means two things: the sacrificial act of caring for another person, and a deep feeling of passion for someone. The two go hand-in-hand. It’s the deep feeling of kindness, compassion, desireness and warmth towards another individual with the intention of also giving up something of oneself. In other words, love is sacrificing something for the good of another whether it be time, energy, finances, etc., without thinking of repayment, and it comes from the goodness of one’s heart.
Keith B: This is a difficult question. An area in life I often consider but back off. In fact the word makes me a bit uncomfortable. I do not yet fully understand how to love or be loved. Children help in this department, when one cries ‘daddy’ and daddy feeling like hero embraces them is about the closest I come to fully experiencing the full spectrum of love. This demonstration of love points toward the love God has for us, in fact, when embracing a child and considering that God gave up his son to be tortured, mocked, humiliated and hung for us proves the sacrifice that much more in-comprehensive. I have been blessed to experience the love of a wife, this is the easiest to take for granted; however, with work and effort grows to be the strongest. Often I find myself getting bothered when people say “I love …this tv show, car, food, counter top, et cetera’’ because it devalues the word in almost all ways possible. It devalues the word I don’t fully understand. I suppose this could be a lengthy response so I best end it with this: if I were to define love it would be as follows: Love, VERB. – the act of making unconditional sacrifice for the well being of another.
Jake D: The definition of love: to answer that I need you to think of one time where you have been so caught up in stress, anxiety or something in your life that you cannot escape. Try to imagine yourself in a situation where this overcomes everything including your thoughts, then you get somewhere and see some person or animal or anything and you hug, hold, or smell the individual animal or thing and all that has been bothersome in your life for that day or that period of time just goes away. That is the definition of love. Love is the instant relief of all worries in your life. Does not matter where it comes from.
Sean B: Love means… “for God so LOVED the whole world that He gave His son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal love. Love means… “by this we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.” Love means… selflessly serving our family, friends, and community; it means giving of ourselves as God so graciously gave us. It’s peace and security and joy. So in short, “we love because God first loved us.”
Mason K: Love is the greatest feeling in this world. It’s unconditional, and more people need to spread some love on this planet.
Darren S: Love is commitment. A deeply inspired decision to give yourself away for something much greater than yourself.
Brian H: Love to me is that raw, pure connection to oneself; selfless hopes, wants and needs. A means in which you have a connection with someone or something that you don’t share with anyone or anything else. It may be a person with whom you trust with not only your feelings, but also your life. Almost an unconditional and unbreakable bond that knows no bounds. Your heart just tells you that this is right. And is the only way. That’s what love is to me 🙂