Love takes time
It needs a history of giving and receiving
Laughing and crying.
Love never promises instant gratification
Only ultimate fulfilment.
Love means believing in someone, in something.
It supposes a willingness to struggle
To work, to suffer, and to rejoice.
Love is doing everything you can
To help others build whatever dreams they have.
Love is a constant journey to what others need.
It must be attentive, caring, and open
Both to what others say
And to what others cannot say.
Love will never reject others.
It is the first to encourage
And last to condemn.
Love is a commitment
To growth, happiness and fulfilment
Of one another.