We tend to treat love like a noun. A thing. Something we possess. Something we achieve. You can hear it in our language. I "worked" hard to earn her love. "Win" her love. Like a prize, you win at a carnival that you take home and put on a shelf as a reminder of your accomplishment.
ORRRRR we view it as an emotion we FEEL and one we expect to feel forever.
When you say "I'm in love" it's like you are physically floating in a pool and you can get to chill there for eternity.
Love is a verb.
An action you do.
Love does not merely EXIST.
You don't HAVE it and you don't just FEEL it.
Love is DOING.
Love is BEHAVING.
Love is CONSTANT CREATION.
It's trying a NEW recipe instead of something you always make.
It's listening. It's jumping to help. It's thinking of someone's best interests.
It's unselfish. And it is not just one day a year.
If you love someone...SHOW IT!