Why does everyone think that love always has to be romantic or sexual? Everyone says they want to know what love is, or they want to feel love. But what they don’t understand is that love can be something as innocent as putting someone else’s needs in front of your own. It’s giving your bag of French fries to your younger brother, because deep down you care, and you want to see him smile. It is handing the 5$ you were going to spend on a candy bar, to the man holding that sign on the side of the street, because you remember what it felt like to be alone, and you would never want anyone else to feel that way, too. Love is sacrifice, it’s going out of your way to compliment or smile at that girl in 4th period who looks as if she is seriously contemplating her own existence. Sometimes, love be regret. It can be embarrassed or bashful apologies, although, deep down inside, you meant that apology with all of your heart. Love can sometimes put tears in people’s eyes, and I’ve heard it can make your heart feel full of compassion for a few seconds. And really, love is just about anything that doesn’t involve pride. So next time you don’t feel as if you are loved, know that love is not always seen with the eyes, but with the heart, and understand that different people show love in different ways for different reasons.