I remember one time someone said something that hit me like a ton of bricks and really stood out to me as a valid truism.
“Sometimes people that love you will never be able to demonstrate to you just how much you mean to them; for whatever reason and you just have to allow for that in life.”
We all have a human need to love others. It is just as much and as strong a force of human necessity as receiving love is. But for some reason that gets discounted a lot in this world. That basic and absolute necessity of human nature: giving. But it’s one that similar as not receiving love can have dangerous consequences if not allowed to occur. Even if only dangerous to ones very own psyche.
This is why I think of receiving love and kindness in a two fold way. One: we let people express that deep need on whatever level they can and want to. Two: we as graciously as possible appreciate and allow that in. (I’m still working on the second one.)
It’s hard to appreciate people to the extent they want to be appreciated sometimes and in the ways they deem necessary to them and worthy of their giving. I try to be as gracious and grateful as I can but I know I fall short in the eyes of many. But I allow that there is a karmic wheel at play here and also that by receiving I am opening a channel for them to fulfil their own need to give as well. So hopefully on some level it is always a win/win.
That’s the hope.
All this to say that I know there are a few of you out in the netherworld that esteem me greatly. There are a few beautiful souls in this world that hold a safe space for me in their hearts and I want to tell you that even though I don’t say it much and even though I may not be able to show how much it means to me…..please know it does. Sometimes it means the absolute world to me.
❣️❣️God bless you❣️