Sunday, November 27, 2011

Love yourself today...

Decide today that you're going to love yourself. Make a promise to yourself to do it. Embrace your flaws, your imperfections, everything that is human about you. Accept them. Revel in the qualities that you love about yourself and pay much attention to them. When you love yourself, you give others permission to love themselves as well- especially the children around you.

Just like any relationship, this takes effort. We feel good about ourselves one day and the next our confidence wains. Recommit to your promise everyday while eating your breakfast, or brushing your teeth- pick anytime where you will remember to stop being so hard on yourself. Be kind and patient and release any guilt or regret that you are carrying. Today is a new day.

My Mom always used to tell me that "there's something nice about everyone." It's so very true and it's a great way to appreciate others- but sometimes you need to remind yourself what is special about yourself. The best qualities you have are the things that make you a unique and special person. Recognize your gifts. Use them to make the world a better place. Start loving yourself today and you'll find that more people start loving you too.