What would life be without love? It would be boring and less exciting. After all, where there is love there is life. And love makes us better people.
I know… you probably read the title and thought that I was some Hare Krishna handing out roses at the airport *as if they really still do that anymore*. But the truth is that whether we want to admit it or not, the one thing that means anything on this earth, is love. A life without love is meaningless, and where there is love there is life. God *or entity you believe in* has put us here for a purpose, and it isn’t to make it to the top of the corporate ladder *or at least not the only reason*.
Our species has survived for one reason – because we reach out to and work with others around us. That is why, when we lose people in our lives, friendships break up, or we can no longer live with someone that we promised our undying love to, it is one of the hardest things that we can go through.
In the same respect, finding comfort, love, and support from either a host of people or just one special person, is the thing that defines the quality of our life.
Where there is love there is life
Loving someone not only makes us feel better, but it also makes us better people. Why? When you love someone, you want to not only give the best of yourself to them, you want to be the best YOU that you can be. If you are with the right person in life, they should challenge you, push you, and encourage you. But also at the same time, they should comfort you when things are rough, pull back when you are pushing too hard, and know when all you really need is a hug. [Read: The 10 types of love you’ll experience in your lifetime]
15 ways to see that where there is love there is life
There are numerous ways that love makes us better people, and here are the top 15 ways.
#1 It makes us believe. Love makes us believe that things are possible and that there is a design to this life. When things are feeling out of control, hopeless, or just as if they have no direction, love is the thing that brings us back from the brink. It lifts our spirits and makes us believe that there is some higher purpose than just ourselves or the monotonous routine of our day-to-day lives.
#2 It makes us feel less alone. Think about how lonely it would be if we all lived in our own homes, went to work alone, ate alone, and never had any interaction with anyone. The way that we find meaning is through the interactions that we have with those around us.
If there was no such thing as love, we would walk through this world without any companionship, encouragement, or support. Imagine going from day to day without anyone to reach out to, hold on to, or tell us that they get it, and we aren’t in it alone.
#3 It gives us encouragement. We do things for the people we love. Not only do we get up in the morning to work to feed ourselves, but we also do so to take care of the people who we love in our lives. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a working mother, or a single man, there is someone in your life that makes you want to get out from underneath the covers in the morning.