~ Magic | Olivia Newton-John ~
Showing someone that you value them resonates the soul within them and makes them feel loved and appreciated.
The need for love and being valued is so strong because it gives us meaning, and meaning is achieved through being of value to others in relationships. Valuing someone helps them overcome the fear of living a meaningless life - one of the primary adult fears.
When was the last time you showed or told someone you valued them for who they were?
Source: The Soul Journey
"Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep . . . wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU . . . The one who turns to his friends and says, that's her..."
~ Author unknown ~
It is human nature to desire acceptance and love. Isn't it?
For me, there is nothing like the safe feeling of being loved, valued and appreciated for who I am, like being wrapped up in a warm blanket on a cold day. Relationships built on mutual respect, appreciation and value, as well as love, can be one of the most beautiful aspects of life itself.
While a person can live a whole life without a life partner, finding happiness and fulfillment in one's solitude, for me, there is something missing without that special person in my life. Especially after losing my life partner at a young age, the emptiness within was screaming at me since I had experienced that safe feeling.
The bonus is being loved as I am without having to change who I am.
"To love is nothing, To be loved is something,
To love and be loved is everything."