I get this question sometimes...If I can meet all my own emotional needs, then why would I even spend time with anyone else?
BECAUSE... time with a person, is an opportunity to increase my love for them. And love feels great. It's something I want to feel often.
But it's easy to spend time in the presence of others and even live in the same house and not feel like we know or love each other.
My love grows when I understand a person on a deeper level. Mostly that means listening, even observing.
It's easy to be with a person, but not be paying attention to who they are and what I'm learning about them.
Sometimes, especially with my immediate family, I subconsciously assume I already "know" them and there's nothing new to know.
But that's never really true. I will never be done knowing them or loving them more. There's not enough time in the world to know any person completely. And they constantly evolve and change.
Its a beautiful thing. A beautiful feeling.
Today I have time set aside when I know I'll give my full attention to the people around me, no matter what they decide to do during that time.
I know I'll love them more tonight than I do this morning. I have that to look forward to everyday if I choose.