To love and be loved. That’s all anyone really wants, right? To be able to fully give everything that you have to someone else and feel an amazing amount of that same energy returned to you in only the way one person can. I know it’s what society has always told me to want.
But what if that love isn’t a person? What if it’s your job? Or your dog? Or the hobby that you are so passionate about? Well that’s okay, right?
Yes. 100% yes. Even though being in love with someone sounds like the end all be all of life, it is the energy that you put in and what you get in return that makes love worth it. It is how you feel about yourself when that passion and love is a part of you.
So play that sport. Practice that instrument. Travel the world. And do what you love just because you love it. The people you love – your friends, family, and even strangers who appreciate you in some capacity – will recognize how happy what you love makes you and be happy in response.
The most important part of love, though, is loving yourself. You have to have faith in you. Everything will fall into place as soon as you realize the immense amount of love that you should shower yourself with. You are a strong individual worth more than you even recognize. I love you and so do many others. As soon as you recognize that, your world will be filled with love of all kinds.
“The greatest thing that you will ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge
That all comes after you love yourself first. Be passionate, go forth, and love.