Love is like a cloak that we should wear ourselves everyday. – Flaring Felicity
We often look for warmth from another person – perhaps through receiving a smile, or a like in your facebook post, or a hand holding yours. It eases our inner coldness from a day spent in toil, or going through boredom, or finishing a routine. And sometimes we get frustrated when we don’t get a response from the person whom we’re expecting that greeting, that affirmation, that kiss. Your disappointment may come from your neighbor, your co-worker, your family, your friend or beloved. Just love anyway.
Initiate to say hi to your neighbor. Start a conversation with your colleague. Call your family. Like your friend’s profile photo. Hold your beloved’s hand. Do these not for the sake of getting but for the sake of loving – because in reality, this is how companionship, friendship and deeper relationships start.
P.S. I’m not an expert on this. But I realized that this is how I receive warmth – by starting to be a warm person myself. And it takes some humbling to do that because I need to accept prior that I am already deeply loved.