Your feelings? Stuff them.
Love isn’t something you feel. Love is something you do.
Show up. Stay the course. Persist.
“I love you,” means:
“I am here.”
Love takes effort. Effort requires work. Love is work.
“What about feelings?”
What about them. Other people’s feelings for you are a consequence of your actions.
When you act like you love someone
they will love you.
So don’t be surprised that when you stop doing love
that they stop loving you.
You’re standing there with your arms full of wood
demanding that the sticks piled on the ground give you heat
before you’ll give them a spark.
Love and you’ll be loved.
You make the choice.