Don’t believe those who tell you they love you. Believe those who show you they do.
Because as cliché as it is, actions do speak louder than words. And we are fallible creatures, who need proof.
We need to feel loved and cared for. That we have the attention we seek and the respect and acknowledgement we strive for.
But we need to see it too, to believe it.
Otherwise, we feed our insecurities. We begin to doubt everything and everyone, even ourselves. And that is where the trouble begins.
Because insecurities deprive us of joy, as they become tension, irritation and anger. And the latter is simply an externalisation of the fear that we are not loved enough.
Leading to the vicious circle binding care with the actions to prove it.
If you don’t state what you want, you may never receive it. It’s sort of the same thing. If you don’t show what you feel, you may not have it reciprocated. And in the end, you’re the one at loss.