Hey you! Yes you, the time has come to love yourself. Not in an egotistical or in a creepy way. But in a healthy, you are an okay person, your life has value, your story matters. Yes you, and I, have flaws, but so does everyone else, kind of way.
I know how you’re feeling. I do! For example, I look at my kids. They’re learning new things every day, like using manners. Some days they do so well, saying please and thank you at all the right times. Then some days, people must think they’re being raised by apes based on how rude they can be. Yet, I don’t judge them. Sure I might be frustrated as a Mom who is trying to raise her kids the right way. But no matter what I love them. If they forget a please, my love is still there, it’s unconditional. My love is based purely on being their mother. No strings attached. And yet, it’s so hard to love myself in that same manner. Giving myself permission to make mistakes and still love me. Peculiar little thing isn’t it?
But I know I can change. You can change. That little voice that says the negative, you can tell it to be quiet and tell yourself something good, something worth hearing.
It’s not with the intent to boast, all we need is a piece of humble pie to keep it all in check. It’s okay to love yourself, it’s okay to be happy, it’s also okay to enjoy it, love it, be excited about it. I have this notion that if you’re truly happy and love yourself for who you are, others will see that “glow” in you. They’ll just know something is different, something has changed, and for the better. Let your glow be the light.
If you’re happy, you don’t have to tell everyone about it. You’re just happy.” – Chris Guillebeau
Live your life. Love your life. Be proud of it. If people want to know what’s different about you, they will ask. It’s okay to be quiet and humble in a world of loud and obnoxious. It’s okay to live a simple life, in a consumer driven society. However that said, if you’re loud and full of life, and shopping is your passion, don’t dare dim your light because a shy person is intimidated by your spirit.
Self love is the message of the day. And probably will be for a while. I want you to get it. I want you to know it. I want you to feel it. You are worth loving and the time has come to love yourself.