art, Love, Women

Loving yourself

It’s so easy to love others. Sometimes we can spend hours liking other people’s selfies and photos while wishing that we could look like them or have their life. As a result, we end up hating ourselves and our lives. It seems that it comes naturally to be our own worst critics and to despise who we are. It leaves us in an overwhelming state which causes crazy thoughts that everyone else is smarter, better and prettier than us. But as Bruno Mars sings, “you are beautiful just the way you are”

Earlier today, I was having a conversation with a young woman, and she shared that she has no self-esteem and that she doesn’t love herself. I was shocked because she’s beautiful and has so much going for her life. Yet her looks and success didn’t make her feel loved. As we continued to talk, she mentioned that her parents never told her that they loved her, so she never considered herself valuable. It broke my heart because I realized that there are millions (if not billions) of people who are dying to feel loved.

Furthermore, some of you who are reading this post may be experiencing the same pain that this young lady felt. You are doing great outwardly, but inwardly you are falling apart. You desire to be loved and cared for, but all you face is rejection. I don’t know what your situation looks like, but I do know that every one of you are special and worthy of love.

However, the truth is that sometimes we won’t receive the love that we need so desperately from others. It sucks, but it’s reality. Therefore, it’s important to start by loving yourself. You need to see yourself as valuable and worthwhile. How you see yourself is ultimately how others will see you. People’s love for you, or their lack of respect, should not hinder your worthiness in your eyes. You are awesome and amazing always.

I know how easy it is to stake your perspective of yourself on how others see you. But despite your circumstances, you are loved and deserve the very best that life has to offer. Keep your head up because you have a great future ahead. However, you must believe it!!!

Love,

RL

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