What most of us want most is the sense that we are valuable. We may think that we crave money or status or beauty, a particular object, person, or experience. We may think we want love. And yes, we do want and need affection, but what not without a sense of being valuable. Today, savor your own value, as Loves' creation. Assure yourself that the universe needs your unique combination of qualities. Bask in that awareness. Know that people's awkward, unpleasant behaviors often come from a misguided effort to convince themselves they are valuable. Treat each person you meet as if they were already of great value. That honoring will often melt others delusions.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.