Seven Words for Love

Today’s post is in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Seven Wonders.”

Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?
First, I would like to say that I don’t feel it’s bad that I know I couldn’t get by with only seven words. Gibran himself certainly couldn’t.

“In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

–Khalil Gibran

Distilling the essence of what I consider most important into seven words is a worthwhile exercise; I think that may have even been his point. We need to understand what is absolutely essential to us.
Below, I present the seven most important words to me.

homeLove

Friendship

Home

Tolerance

Music

Kindness

Laughter

As I finished my list, I realized the importance of the list is discovering that they are all really just different ways of saying home and love: what I absolutely couldn’t live without.

My husband, with whom I’ve made my haven and home is also my best friend. This home is full of laughter, love, and music. We hope that by demonstrating kindness and tolerance, we can help spread it to those around us.

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6 thoughts on “Seven Words for Love

  1. Wow, this is beautiful, on so many levels. I sometimes find love incredibly painful, and I love some people so much that it hurts, and you captured that so well here.
    You also reminded me of a post I read a couple of years ago about a tribe in Africa who have no word for Love — when they feel it for another, they simply say — My heart is beautiful for you.

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  2. I most certainly agree with you. Your seven words are excellent and they convey the heart of someone with a lot of love to give. It is most excellent that you have a wonderful family to share that love with but more than that it’s awesome that you are wise enough to know what you have.
    Nice post.
    Tony R

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    1. Thank you, Tony! I believe the key to happiness is being able to see and love what you have. Sometimes, when I find myself feeling out of sorts wishing for…whatever, I step back and remind myself that I love my life.

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