Love is friendship caught fire;
it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.
It is loyalty through good and bad times.
It settles for less than perfection,
and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Love is content with the present,
hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past.
It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations,
problems, compromises, small disappointments,
big victories, and working toward common goals.
If you have love in your life,
it can make up for a great many things you lack.
If you do not have it,
no matter what else there is, it is not enough.”