Part of my life journey/discovery/wisdom/something or other has been (slowly) coming to the realization that I don’t need to “deserve” the love that others freely give me. Love should not be withheld until you score enough points to earn it. I figured out that I can accept love from others without guilt that someone more worthy should be the recipient instead. Every single human being deserves to be loved by somebody else just because they exist. Some people will love you just because. Anyone that tells you otherwise has no idea what love is and what it means to have someone love them and that is truly sad. I am so blessed to know that I am truly loved and understand what that feels like.
The list of people I know love me may be small but I know they see who I really am and love me unconditionally. I don’t need to worry they will stop if I do something wrong or if they get to know me better. Everyone deserves that.