“If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is it’s not enough.”
12 Step Prayer Book
I have quite a few friends who are lonely. Some are rich, others not so much. Some married or with girlfriends, others not. What I think is that when we love ourselves, and when we are giving of our love to others freely, we get filled up. When we hope for or expect to find love from others, often we are left lonely with unmet expectations.
So I do everything I can to accept & love who I am, then find as many others as I can to act loving towards each day. If others love me, that’s an extra bonus. I think this is one of the secret reasons why ILML (so much)!