It seems to me love just is. We find it if we look. On the old Mary Tyler Moore show, they used to sing "Love is All Around Us". It is. All around us. (See YouTube Link Below) This takes remaining concious and open to the possibility of love. I tend to believe there is nothing else but love in the universe. We just tend to not see it.
Okay, for me, life has been about the search for love. I personaly like to be loved. I like being liked, but I love being loved. Of course there are different types of love for which the Greeks had names: agape (spiritual), eros, (physical), philla, (mental), and storge, (affection).* I think I have experienced all of these, maybe one or two not as much I would have liked, but, hey, life is about the living, or is it loving? In any case, love is generally a positive thing. sometimes it gets perverted or a bit twisted, but then that really isn't love, is it?
So with Valentine's Day fast approaching, everyone has love on their minds. I am no exception. Why all this obsession with love? I would say it is because love is all there is. And love, to me, is just another word for God. And when I remember to look for the good, look for love, look for God in everything, I am much more likely to feel the love, the good and the presence of God.
End of sermon. Go finish your Valentine's Day shopping. I hear chocolate is good for that.
* (See article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_words_for_love).