The Key to Love

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The key to love is understanding…
the ability to comprehend not only the spoken word
but those unspoken gestures,
the little things that say so much by themselves.

The key to love is forgiveness...
to accept each others faults
and pardon mistakes without forgetting,
but with remembering
what you learn from them.

The key to love is sharing...
facing your good fortune
as well as the bad, together.
Both conquering problems,
forever searching for ways
to intensify your happiness.

The key to love is giving...
without thought of return,
but with the hope of just a simple smile
and by giving in but never giving up.

The key to love is respect...
realising that you are two separate people,
with different ideas.
That you don’t belong to each other,
you belong with each other,
and share a mutual bond.

The key to love is inside us all...
It takes time and patience
to unlock all the ingredients.
It is the continual learning process
that demands a lot of work....
But the rewards are more than worth the effort...

And that is the key to love!