You do not have to do everything, or do more, to be loved.
You do not have to be “okay” today or even this society’s version of “strong” to be loved.
You do not have to be quieter, or louder, or more interesting.
You do not have to be wildly good or perfectly presentable or trend-bucking or trend-following.
You do not have to prove you’re unique. (You are, by definition.)
You do not have to be purely competent or mistake-less or a finished product to entice love.
You do not have to kill off your desire for love before it is yours.
You need love. You’re made for it: emotionally, spiritually, physically, existentially.
You are enough for real love. In fact, you’ve never been unloved a day in your life: today the air trembles with the song the Lover sings. (Do you hear it?)
Whether you feel ready or enough for it, it is yours. (To the same degree you step from behind filtering screens, you will realize love’s fullness.)
Yes, you are loved. You can receive it, lean on it, let it lift your head. It’s wilder and fuller than your current understanding of what love is. It goes out of its way, lays down all things to give you life. It is patient and kind; it rejoices when the truth breaks out. It doesn’t simply move on; it does not fail or fade; it has your complete good in mind.
You don’t have to track it down. You’ve been found. See it unfold.
You are loved.