LOVE is an embrace of LIFE.
Walk straight up to LIFE. Say, LIFE, I LOVE YOU!
I LOVE your oceans, in all the moods: Crashing, wild, calm,
I LOVE you, LIFE, in all your seasons: In the glories of your woods and forests, rivers and lakes, big and small.
I LOVE all creatures, wild and civilized. Especially the human creatures I meet each day.
LOVE - real, honest LOVE - is looking honestly at your own behavior. Only your own behavior, nobody else's.
LOVE is appraising your own behavior, admitting to errors where honest appraisal reveals them to be, correcting them.
LOVE is self-respect, first - first and foremost - from which all embraces follow.