"When you need to be loved, you take love wherever you can find it. When you are desperate to be loved, feel love, know love, you seek out what you think love should look like. When you find love, or what you think love is, you will lie, kill, and steal to keep it. But learning about real love comes from within. It cannot be given. It cannot be taken away. It grows from your ability to create love within yourself."
— Iyanla Vanzant (via internal-acceptance-movement)
"We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there."
Everyone has their own love language. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned.