An act of love given and a gift to be received. Acts of love can be a joy to offer. What can be a problem, even hurt sometimes, is to receive them. Have you ever been stunned by the receiving of an incredible gift? Like the unexpected gift of a beloved heirloom ring passed down from one generation to you or friends rallying around you in a time of need?
It is a wonderful to receive such a gift. And it is wonderful to be loved. But a curious thing happens. Feeling loved sometimes comes with some interesting company. Like also feeling unworthy.
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