Love is the act of extending ourselves to help others or ourselves become the best they/we can be even if it is inconvenient to us.
Love is helping ourselves or others understand the real potential, the purpose of life and to ignite the passion to live life to the fullest.
A mother feeding her child the best of food is performing an act of love as she is helping the child grow. A father working day and night to send the child to school is performing an act of love as he is helping the child grow. A young man maintaining a disciplined exercise regime is committing an act of love as he is helping himself grow in health. A man patiently listening to his lover when she is confused about life is performing an act of love as he is helping her reach clarity.