'Thoughtful post' is a great initiative started by @wesphilbin and I was tagged by @jaynie to share my post on it. Inspiration can come from anywhere and sometimes even small and precise words can spark Hope in others after having reached bottom rock.
I may not be that much experienced to share any words of wisdom but one can always learn from experience of other. My perception for 'LOVE' has changed over the years. I believe that Love can exist in only one form that is 'Unconditional Love', any other form does not do enough justice or even describe this basic feeling.
In its essence, its not just a feeling, its a form of energy which is most potent in nature. This love can be described for anyone like your parents, siblings, children, partners etc.
What I truly mean by unconditional love is that you should never expect anything in return for love. It does not matter if other person loves you back or not, your love should not be effected by it. If you are expecting anything in return then its simply a trade of emotions and it can be categorized by any other emotion or feeling but not necessarily love. The moment you posed some conditions for your love, it simply loses its intrinsic energy and value.