Love. We all want to love. We all want to BE loved. We all want to be seen. We want to be heard. We want to be understood. We want to feel worthy and beautiful and smart. We want to fit in somewhere, to feel a sense of belonging. We want to know that we matter, that we count. We want to reach out when we are scared and be able to trust that a loving hand will reach out and grab our trembling hand and hold on to it. We want our strengths and our talents and our accomplishments to be recognized and celebrated. We want our fears and our struggles and our weaknesses to be gently forgiven. We want to know that if we stumble, if we fall flat on our face, that someone will be there to love you cuts, scrapes, bruises and all.
We want to be loved as we are.
If we want to be loved as we are, we need to love others as they are too. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. We are all doing our best and the level of “our best” varies from day to day. This means we have to love ourselves just as we are too.. Everyday.
We all have different struggles to face and God knows we all sin differently. No one is better than the next. We all deserve forgiveness and compassion.
We are all difficult and confusing and complicated at times but we are ALL worthy of love and acceptance and belonging. And at the core of everything, we all share a common goal. And that is simply to LOVE, ..and be loved…..just as we are. ❤
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