Nick is my son… and although he has been loved his whole life and has loved in his turn, in the article below he asks a question to which all of us will give a different answer. It is the easiest and hardest of questions when you begin to think about it… just what is love?
I am not sure that all true love leads to happiness as he hopes… it can lead to heartbreak and grief too, as I know all too well, having watched him fight his way back from coma to an incredible recovery. There has been happiness in seeing the small, apparently insignificant triumphs over the past few years… the first smile, the movement of a thumb or a first, faltering step.
Happiness is a fleeting emotion that can reach the stars, for a little while, but which can plummet to the depths in the blink of an eye. Joy is a different matter, it is a state of being that grows from loving from the depths of your soul.
Nick, more than most, has felt the effects of love from across the world, both when he was first attacked and throughout his recovery. He may not have a definition, but he knows what love can achieve.
As Nick seeks insight into an eternal question, please follow the link to read his post and tell him your thoughts.
Please remember the Go Fund Me campaign is still running, to raise funds for the Mountain Trike, the off-road wheelchair that will allow him so much more independence and freedom. You can read a little of Nick’s story here and learn why the Mountain Trike will make such a big difference to my son.
You have already raised a magnificent £1,415 of the £5000 needed!
by Nick Verron
I was recently asked, “What is love?” I realised then, that I do not know the answer, only that I believe true love should lead to happiness. After thinking about this for some time, I have concluded that this should never be asked in a relationship unless there is something missing. Love is like ageing, it happens to everyone, and is not something you would try to analyse unless you are concerned with what is missing. But what does the “full package” look like?
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