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Loving as you would like to be loved can become as natural as breathing.

What many people most want is to be appreciated. When you feel that other people love you, loneliness and depression tend to disappear, and you think better of yourself.

If you aren't feeling loved, are maybe tempted to believe that circumstances or injustices have denied you happiness, it can help if you remember that other people may be feeling the same way—and that you can extend to them the same helping hand that you'd like to have extended to you.

Neither you nor anyone else is left out of God's infinite, universal love. Understanding this, you'll see neighbors, friends, and strangers as people God knows and keeps in His love. Loving others as you would like to be loved can become just as natural as breathing. And having this unbiased love, as Jesus said, is the key to improving your own happiness. "If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The way you treat others is the way you will be treated" (Luke 6:38).

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Green leaves for everyone
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