“Love is when you are simply grateful that the person before you is before you. And when the person is not before you, you are grateful that he or she exists. Most likely they have been generous to you. Most likely they help you believe in yourself. That is something to be grateful for, that someone does see you as you truly are.
Before you get too serious about gratefulness, there has to be glad and grateful. Absolutely, we are not talking about gratitude that should be but rather about the gladness that is. It isn’t that the person has to shower anything on you, yet the person recognizes you, knows who you are, and the light he is or shines from his eyes is all you ask.”