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. . . Loved in Spite of Ourselves

Uploaded: Apr 16, 2014
"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
Victor Hugo

While we are biologically wired to need love, and to thrive in love, in the tiniest space of our mind and heart, many of us wonder if we are worthy and deserving of love.
Say, "Yes!" to love.

All of us have made mistakes, done things we are not proud of, and questioned our value now and then (except those of you who are perfect – I am kidding, I haven't met a perfect person). Those uncertainties and small feelings of guilt can spur us to being better people, to being more honest with ourselves and those around us. If awareness of our uncertainties turns us toward an inner hatred, depression or anxiety, please seek help.

Please remember the feeling of reveling in love; knowing that you are special, and he knows it; she sees it; he reflects it back to you every day; she tells you in detailed words; his touch fills you with that knowledge; her small gift shows her love; his act of kindness reminds you of his care; her listening lets you be and feel as you are.

So in spite of what everything, show your love with conviction; and receive it that way, too.

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