“Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply
gives you courage.”
~ Laozi ~

What exactly do you have to do to be loved?

Do you have to make a certain amount of money?


Do you have to look a particular way?


Do you have to be an extrovert or do you have to be an introvert?


Maybe you have to be able to cook really good?


I got it! You have to have an immaculately clean house!


Hmmm….You have to have a lot of educational degrees?


Do you have to be able to sing or dance?


Well what do you have to do to be loved?


What? Nothing?

That’s right. You don’t have to do anything to be loved. Regardless of your imperfections, all you have to do to be loved is to be yourself. That’s it. Just be yourself.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 gran January 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

very well written and inspiring . keep it up my friend


2 Sherry Riter January 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

Thanks so much Gran! 🙂 I hope you have a great day!


3 Pam@over50feeling40 January 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

The gift and power of unconditional love is amazing! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday blog hop…a wonderful message!


4 Sherry Riter January 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

🙂 Thanks Pam!!!


5 Joan January 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm

“You don’t have to do anything to be loved.” What an epiphany! 🙂


6 Sherry Riter January 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm

LOL Why yes it is an epiphany, Joan! (rolling eyes) You’re so funny! If only people knew how many times you’ve said the EXACT same thing to me for the last three years! 😛 FYI It DID finally sink in.


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