To love is to risk loss. It's a fact of life, and it's inevitable.
Yet how important it is to love, and to love with all your heart.
It is what puts the spark in life, what makes it worth living. Even knowing that one day the love you feel for a parent, a spouse, a dear friend or a cherished pet may cause you great pain, it is still worth every second.
To feel your heart overflow with love when looking into the eyes of a beautiful friend, hearing the laughter of your mom, or being held in the arms of your spouse, that is what life is all about.
So let us love the ones we're with, love them with all our hearts; and let us be grateful for the ones we've loved and lost, for they will remain in our hearts forever.