Love is like a seed to a tree you put in the ground – it doesn’t just grow because you want it to happen now. It takes nurturing, and well, love to make the seed (love) grow. Some people will go out and buy a ready-made tree to make their garden instantly filled with “love”. But planted (instant) love is never the same as love that is grown. When we participate in growing love, we invest the patience that love needs. Patient love is lasting love

– Joe Tesoro, Jr., 2009