I was listening to Cher’s cover of The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) on the way to work the other day, and I realized that that isn’t really true. I’m speaking as someone whose boyfriend just drove 7 miles to give me lunch before I headed out for swing shift.
It isn’t in his kiss. It’s the stuff he does when you aren’t looking. It’s in the many ways that he thinks of you when you’re not around. It’s the fact that you happened to mention exactly once that you like petunias and he actually took that on board and bought you some a few months later. It’s that he’s willing to help you with your yard work. It’s that he remembers how you take your coffee and that you don’t like lima beans.
Love is an action word. It’s the things you do when you want the object of your affection to be happy. It’s “I saw this really cool card and I thought of you.” It’s wanting to participate in each other’s bucket lists.
It doesn’t hurt that he’s a great kisser, too, God knows. But I’m saying that you might want to look a little deeper.
Listen to me, acting like the voice of authority when this is probably the first time in my life that I’m getting it right!