The commercial I like best is the one where the children answer the question, "What is love?"
"Love is you like someone or something."
"Love is dancing."
Their answers are precious and heartfelt. If asked, how would we adults answer this question?
"Love is caring for someone more than ourselves."
"Love is an extreme affection for another."
"Love wants to give, not get."
All are great answers. My invaluable Roget's Super Thesaurus gives, as synonyms for love, "endearment, devotion, adoration, fondness, closeness intimacy, passion, crush, attachment," among many others ranging from a friend to a soulmate.
A few years ago, my oldest daughter and a young gentleman were great friends. They told each other about ones they dated. They spent a lot of time together in church work and fun stuff. My daughter began to see a change in her feelings, and she asked me, "How do you know when you're in love?"
"Why?" I asked.
"Well, lately, I just want to do anything and everything to please Mark, even if it's not what I want to do."
"You're in love," I told her.
The Bible tells us:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.