My Love: Sample
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Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.”
Author: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Finding love in these modern times is not easy. Everyone wants and expects so much of each other. We’re all so busy rushing around, juggling work, family commitments and social lives, trying to keep up with everyone else, wanting what everyone else has. We’re so absorbed in the material and in our striving/struggling to obtain/achieve, that we’ve forgotten that the material world is in fact immaterial to our ultimate deep-down happiness.
The big car sits in the driveway of our large garden, while inside our fancy house we sit mindlessly watching our 42” high definition plasma television, killing the hours, and a little bit of our souls, until we go to sleep in our top of the range orthopaedic bed, when we wake up to start the endless cycle again.
We have forgotten that the most important and fundamental part of us needs and wants to love and be loved in return. Some of us are lucky enough to fall off our daily treadmill of chasing the materialistic dream, and realise that we have very little love in our lives. It’s never too late to find love, true love. We need to remember that we are born to love and love is there for us if we just open our hearts.
The Internet has changed not just the way we work but the way we love. Meeting new people, dating, falling in and out of love have all become part of the modern way of living and loving. Finding love online is the modern way to find that special someone for most of us in our hectic lives, and we can find true love on the Internet. It is important to be careful at first, reveal yourself slowly but honestly, until you are comfortable to meet and start dating.
I’d like to finish this article with a passage from one of my favourite films, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”
“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”
Reviews for My Love
My Love is full of heartfelt thoughts on love, in all it's shapes and forms. I was really touched by the short stories, especially Giving & Generosity. Some of the stories were funny but I can honestly say I could relate to most of them. A perfect book for Valentine's day. (Nat)
I enjoyed this book so much that I read it straight through in one sitting. I couldn't put it down! Some of the stories were poignant and heart warming, while others were laugh out loud funny. Highly recommended. (Saor Spiorad)
The format of this book was excellent. I really enjoyed reading the short stories and relationship tips. It's the perfect book to dip into, depending on your mood. (James)
Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Can love be measured?
My Love by Joanne Clancy is a collection of essays about life, love and dating.
The book discusses different definitions of love, from coming to terms with the reality of love to the importance of giving and generosity and thoughts on the death of a loved one.
The book has ideas on how to woo a woman and how to make a man fall in love. The importance of humour in a dating relationship and how to work on a happy balance while dating is also discussed.
There is a section on first date tips and internet dating.
The last part of the book deals with how to realise when a relationship is over and when it is time to move on with your life. There are some helpful tips on how to start over and how to prepare for dating by dating yourself.
My Love is a beautiful collection of love and life experiences.
Coming to terms with the reality of love
Giving and generosity
Death of a Loved One
Why is spring the time for love?
Is there such a thing as love at first sight?
Is a perfect romance possible?
Can love be measured?
How to find a date today
Love on the web
Evaluating internet dating
Why online dating works
First date do's and don'ts
First date safety tips for women
Tips for the first date
How to woo a woman
How to make a man fall in love
What things should a man not do if he has a girlfriend?
Low budget date nights for married couples
Working on a happy balance while dating
Why humour is important in a dating relationship
Men to avoid on the dating scene
Can an older man find love in a younger woman?
Does age matter in a dating relationship?
How to get through a rough patch in your relationship
Why is infidelity so painful?
Why women cheat on their partner
How to know when a relationship is over
How to be strong enough to let go of a relationship and move on with your life
When you love Mr. Wrong
Prepare for dating by dating yourself
How to date when looking for a serious relationship
How to eliminate baggage from past relationships