Love Is Not the Rose


Love is not the rose.

It is not the petals making pretty the flower.

It is not gifts, wealth, strength, or beauty.

Where lust fails, love grows stronger.


Love is not a loan.

It’s not winning the lottery.

Love is the commitment.

It is accrued interest—an investment managed shrewdly.


Love is not the show.

It’s the work behind the scenes.

Love is not blind—it embraces what it sees.


Love does not come with a whistle or the snap of a finger.

It’s not a drive-through meal; it’s a feast to be savored.


Love is no stroke of luck or strike of lightening.

It’s not the exotic locale; it’s the right companion for the journey.


Love is not earned.

It is given freely.

Its foundations are too strong to be broken.

Its promises are too deep to be empty.


Do not let love erode.

Don’t let it dry or harden.

Love is not the rose.

It’s the well-tended garden.


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