I read this quote – Love…is not about how much you say “I love you” but how much you prove that it’s true.
Makes me think…what does it mean to “prove it’s true”?
For me, I would say it means being present when I’m with someone I love, and when I’m not physically there, when I think of someone, I smile and wish them well in my mind and envision them receiving my love.
Actions are important too. Which is probably what is meant by “prove”. But I think the proof is mostly in the smaller actions – the reach outs, displays of appreciation, smiling into people’s eyes with warmth.
Being available shows love too. But I don’t mean being available at someone’s whim. I mean being compassionately available with boundaries of love – because people thrive when they know someone cares and will be there when they really need them. This frees them up to know they are capable of navigating their own lives.
Compassion is key. Therein lies the proof of love.