Thursday, February 11, 2010

To Cherish

Thanks for so perfectly teaching and showing us the true meaning of this word ...

Main Entry: cher·ish
Pronunciation: \ˈcher-ish, ˈche-rish\
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English cherisshen, from Anglo-French cheriss-, stem of cherir to cherish, from cher dear, from Latin carus — more at charity
Date: 14th century
1 a : to hold dear : feel or show affection for ed her friends> b : to keep or cultivate with care and affection : nurture es his marriage>

2 : to entertain or harbor in the mind deeply and resolutely es that memory>
synonyms see appreciate
cher·ish·able \-i-shə-bəl\ adjective
cher·ish·er \-i-shər\ noun

Love has many different definitions, and we all love in different ways. However, think about some of these terms, and see how they fit your relationship.
  • Adore
  • Respect
  • Admire
  • Show affection
  • Show devotion
  • Find irresistible
  • Unselfishness
  • Loyalty
  • Care
  • Passion
  • Tenderness
Do we really honor each other? To some extent, most couples do, but how much more could we honor our spouses if we really think about what this term means?
  • Respect
  • Admiration
  • Integrity
  • Deference
  • To treat honorably
  • To fulfill terms of an agreement (vows)
To cherish someone is to love and honor them as much if not more than you love yourself. It is the most meaningful of the terms, in my opinion. People can love each other, or care for each other, without cherishing one another. If we truly cherish each other, how can we have anything but happy and lasting marriages?
  • To keep first in one's mind
  • To treasure another
  • To value deeply
  • To hold dear
  • To prize above all else
  • To treat with gentleness and tender care
  • To esteem
  • To appreciate
  • To treat with utmost importance

For PapAmore', Arend 'Odee' Lenderink