To Love Being Loved

… taught me to love myself. I always thought I needed to be more of this or less of that, but your love is accepting of me just as I am. You’ve helped me become a better man; more confident, self-assured and capable of loving.

American author, motivational speaker and a professor Leo F. Buscaglia
tumblr_lvug3kf4Gn1qe5zv7o1_500squareA loving
is one in which
the loved one
is free
to be himself,
to laugh with me,
but never at me;
to cry with me,
but never
because of me;
to love life,
to love himself,
to love being loved