We need love. Love is the core of happiness. We crave it. We long for it in our very cells. Life without love is a life bereft. Love can be experienced in many ways: with another human, with a pet, in nature, with spirit in meditation, in loving yourself. If you had a childhood where you were denied love it may be difficult for you to give and/or receive love. You must face your past and find a way to release it so you can love and be loved. Surrender to love. When someone reaches out to you with a compliment or a kind deed, let it in. Feel it. Reach out to others with love and kindness in your heart. When you give you experience love. Embrace the feeling. You will feel incredible. You will be happy in that moment. Make many such moments. You will thrive.