Have you ever heard the song by Whitney Houston “The Greatest Love of All”? I have lots of times but never really took the time to think about what it was saying until now. Each of us hope to find some great love and go walking into the sunset hand in hand someday. But before we can have that kind of great romantic love we have to first love ourselves. We have to put our own well-being first, we have to completely love who we are and know how special and wonderful we are. Maybe there are things we want to work on within ourselves and that is ok but we still have to love ourselves first, wholly, completely and with great passion. Love who you are! You are one of a kind and there is no other quite like you so don’t ever stop loving yourself. Don’t ever stop advocating for yourself, that is not being selfish, it is being smart and be true to who you are. Teach your children to love themselves as well as others.
When you love yourself first then you can then allow love from someone else into your life because you will then be in a place not to accept anything less than you absolutely deserve. You won’t want to allow someone into your life that treats you less than you deserve because you will be confident in who you are. It makes me cringe when I see people settle for just anyone to have someone by their side. They just don’t want to be alone, I think that is because they truly don’t love themselves enough. If you did you would not want to settle for anything less than what you truly deserve and were created for.
You deserve great love, but the best love of all is right within yourself, know that and don’t criticize yourself or allow yourself to be mistreated. You have to be your own first love and then your can love others better!