A Letter From Fred: Love Never Dies
We have all experienced hard times. Whether it was failing a test, insufficiently meeting a goal or suffering from the heartbreak of breaking up with someone--but there is nothing that stands in comparison to losing a loved one.
As defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, "love is a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; attraction based on sexual desire; affection and tenderness; affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest; a warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion; unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another." The term comes from the Latin "libere" meaning "to please."
That four letter word is often tossed around today without much of a thought or care. Hear the couple in the corner of the restaurant saying "I love you, baby," or the man on the street ending his phone conversation with an "I love you too, honey." "I love you" is a common phrase that we hear and use everyday. But can words really define what love is? Love is more than words, love is action.
An example of love that came across my desk today, came in the form of a video entitled "A Letter From Fred." Ninety-six year old Fred is a reminder to all that through the good and the bad, love never dies. Though we may lose someone, the memories will always remain. I suggest grabbing a tissue before you watch this video, it's a tearjerker.
Today, remind those who mean the most to you that you love them. Don't just utter the words, but back up your words with actions.