11/05/2013 02:22 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

What Is Real Love?

Hi again, everyone!

It's yet another wonderful day to be alive. Another chance to improve on the day before!

I found this wonderful quote today by American monk, poet and author, Thomas Merton. I just love my quotes. And this one really got me thinking, "this is it!" This is the answer to the long-asked question of questions, "What is real love?"

Here goes...

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

Isn't this the kind of love most people dream of? A love where we feel completely accepted and safe to be ourselves in our relationships? How wonderful! Wouldn't you agree?

So next time you are with the one you love -- each day you have a chance -- give them this wonderful gift of acceptance. The gift of real love. Tell them how much you love them "just as they are." After all, what better gift to give?

And next week join me for a journey that will unlock the code of everlasting love, till death do us part.

Until next time -- come and join me on Facebook for my daily posts and have an inspiring week! Choose to make it a great one!

Gigi G.