We separate the experience of giving and receiving. However, when you share an apple with a person for example and that person expresses gratitude to you, you also feel that gratitude.
If you express compassion towards someone, bringing them comfort or relief, you also sense that relief, it expands your own ability to receive compassion and kindness from another.
When you express your love towards another, sincerely, without expectations or conditions, It is like releasing a bird from a cage wanting it to be free, not expecting it to come back.
Because love is not meant to be caged. Set yourself free from holding the love inside your heart.