Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.