Don’t forget to take care of yourself!
Learning to love myself has been a great challenge for I was taught from birth I was worthless and unloved and unlovable!
Ahhh…but I am discovering what a lier all those folks were! However I’ve also discovered it’s so much easier to listen to and believe those lies than to expel them and believe God’s truth about who I am!
Chances are the same holds true for you!
I often ponder on why we’re wired that way…why does it seem easier, less hard work, simpler to take in, absorb, allow those lies to become a part of our innermost being?
Maybe one reason is that if we are not taught from birth of our worth then we will have a stronger perpensity of believing those lies. And seemingly those lies are always sprinkled with a bit of sugar, a smidge of truth that will help the vile taste of the core lies go down better.
But we do not live in a Mary Poppins kinda world. The world in qhich we live in today is full of rage and hate and longing! Yes I believe we’re all, each and every one of us, are all longing just to be loved and accepted!
Accepted in the beloved! Loved for who we really are deep down on the inside we may carey a different belief.
But wait….if you knew the real me you might not like who I really am. If you knew just how frequently I fight fear or unworthiness or self doubt or those dark thoughts of suicide you probably would never wanta talk to me again.
So I’ll throw on my pretty, happy mask and I’ll paint myself up just so you’ll accept me and I’ll buy the push up bra and I’ll have my skin baked to a golden glow and I’ll get many of my body parts pierced or tattooed and so on and so on!! (Guys do the same thing!)
But I digress….
I’m learning to love and appreciate my own quirkiness. I can’t help it if you don’t! That’s on you not me!
I need to love and appreciate me so I can rise up and be what I’ve been called to be. Same as you do!
How can we truly learn to love others if we first don’t love our self!?!
3 Ways I’m Learning to Love Me
1. Listen to my inner messages
I’ve come to realize there’s no way I’d speak to another person as I have myself! So I’m learning to catch these self defeating words quicker and replace the negative with a more positive, truthful message!
2. Forgive Me Quicker
Oh gracious this is a hard one for me!!
I’m still punishing myself over something that happened almost 40 years ago. I know its wrong but have felt I needed to do this!
The Word tells us to be quick to forgive. Well I’m learning that applies to me the same as anyone else!
3. Do Something Daily for Me
Doesn’t need to cost anything nor take a lot of time. It is important that I chose on purpose to daily show my inner self, the little girl within, that I value who I am!
Maybe I take my first hot cup of coffee outside and breath in the new morning.
Maybe I take an afternoon nap.
Maybe I indulge myself with a good chocolate treat.
Maybe I linger longer in a warm hug from my beloved!
Whatever it may be I need to do one thing for me daily!
I encourage you to begin today learning to love and appreciate you! You are worth it and so very important!
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Have a wonderful, love filled day!
This is my story of how hope wins!