Sorry for not updating my blog for a very long time. It seems like an eternity. A lot of things have come and gone. On Kenneth’s birthday, Penny, Chareli, Petrina, Kenneth and me went to watch a movie in cine. It was X-men 3. I loved that movie very much. I gave kenneth a gifted keychain with his name in it. I hope he likes it. I remember once that he mentioned he didn’t like a particular shade of green and the keychain was in that particular shade of green.
I recently read a wonderful story from the chicken soup for the soul book. It’s a short one so i’ll just type out the whole prose:
Love or Infatuation?
Infatuation is instant desire. It is one set of glands calling to another. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows-one day at a time.
Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager but not genuinely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions, little bits and pieces about your beloved that you would just as soon not examine too closely. It might spoil the dream.
Love is quite understanding and the mature acceptance of imperfection. It is real. It gives you strength and grows beyond you-to bolster your beloved. You are warmed by his presence, even when he is away. Miles do not separate you. You want him nearer. But near or far, you know he is yours and you can wait.
Infatuation says, “We must get married right away. I can’t risk losing him.”
Love says, “Be patient. Don’t panic. Plan your future with confidence.”
Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement. If you are honest, you will admit it is difficult to be in one another’s company unless you are sure it will end in intimacy.
Love is the maturation of friendship. You must be friends before you can be lovers.
Infatuation lacks confidence. When he’s away, you wonder if he’s cheating. Sometimes you check.
Love means trust. You are calm, secure and unthreatened. He feels that trust, and it makes him even more trustworthy.
Infatuation might lead you to do things you’ll regret later, but love never will.
Love is an upper. It makes you look up. It makes you think up. It makes you a better person than you were before.
I think it tells everything that a person needs to know about the differences between love and infatuation…
One thought on “Love or Infatuation?”
Hai Priya this is Holmes.I’ve gone thru this particular article, it’s really the right one, presenting a clear picture of the difference between Love and infatuation.