We're deluded to think the love of others will complete us, so we strive for it; we long for it. But we receive love only when we're unselfishly offering it. It is one of life's wonderful mysteries that we must first give love away if we hope to get it.
Loving another tests our patience, strength, and security. Love spurned is dreaded and perhaps too familiar, but we must risk it once again if we are to find the love we deserve.
The gifts of love are many and guaranteed when the act of love is honest, unselfish, whole, and unconditionally offered. You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey