Like the Beatles said "the love you take is equal to the love you make".
It's a pretty simple equation, but one that I frequently need to be reminded of. Think of the people you know who give love in response to negative enrgy that’s directed their way. There aren’t many people who respond lovingly in that situation. The ones who do are able to because they have love to give away. They know that it’s impossible to give away what they don’t have, and they’ve gone that extra mile to acquire what it is that they want to both attract and give away.
If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, then begin by taking stock. What have you got to give away? What are you giving out to the universe, and thus, what are you attracting? Remember that you can’t give away what you don’t have, but you can change your life by changing what’s going on inside.
If what you give is self-respect and self-love, the universe will return the love and respect you’ve been radiating. It’s really so simple.