"...[T]here is a word for that, it's love. I'm in love with her. Okay? If you're looking for the word that means caring about someone beyond all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, it's love. And when you love someone you just...you...you don't stop. Ever. Even when people roll their eyes or call you crazy. Even then. Especially then. You just... you don't give up. Because if I could give up, if I could just take the whole world's advice and, and, move on and find someone else, that wouldn't be love. That would be some other disposable thing that is not worth fighting for. But that is not what this is." --Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother, Season 9 Episode 17
As you know, I am a big fan of How I Met Your Mother, not in the least because it acknowledges The Universe and its mysterious ways, but it also contains more than its fair share of quotable moments, usually thanks to the loveable - but lovelorn - Ted Mosby.
Here is his take on love. What it is and what it isn't. I am not sure I agree with him 100%, but you gotta admire his commitment, especially on Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's Day! May your day - and your life - be full of LOVE.