A mother recently widowed lives with her daughter’s family. She loves her daughter, but being with her all the time is grating on her nerves. The kids are too loud, and her son-in-law looks at her like she’s a nuisance, even though he doesn’t say anything.
She tries to just stay out of their way so she’s not more of a burden, so even though she’s surrounded by people, she’s always lonely.
The daughter loves her mom, but with her staying in her room all day, she’s not contributing anything to the family. The daughter sees her mom as one more person to take care of in an already overburdened schedule. And her mom seems so sad about the whole arrangement, it leaves a cloak of depression over the whole house.
What’s the difference? Perspective!
People who are full of love find ways to connect and contribute. They want to thrive, so they look for ways to increase love and happiness in their life.
People with empty Love Tanks emanate negative energy and get negative results. They are exhausted and have little energy to change. They want to do more and be happier, but it just doesn’t seem to be working out for them. They look around and wonder how their life ended up like this.
Are you always looking for what’s wrong?
Your Love Tank is empty. Perhaps for years, even decades.
Or do you give and give but don’t FEEL loved in return? That’s another way fear tries to trick us. Fear tells us we “should” feel loved, but if we told ourselves the truth, we don’t feel loved at all. Not really.
When your love tank is low, love is hard to find and hard to feel. And even harder to believe in.