I’ve thought about this many times: You gotta love yourself before you can truly love another! I believe this is why many marriages fail and why relationships often crumble. People just do not love themselves!
Sure, many people can fool us with their arrogance and elitism! Yet, this is not TRUE love, but an earth-substitute for the real deal! Love does not elevate or separate us from others… Love holds others close and includes.
When we do not love ourselves we react differently towards others… often seeking approval, recognition, and affection to fill the void. How can we give what we do not have?
The first step in loving ourselves comes from the realization that we are loved. We are loved without condition. We are loved without restriction. We are loved beyond any attempt on our own to love back in the same measure! This love comes from God, a Higher Power without love limits!
The peace that comes from learning we are loved in this way is the gift to us. Our ability to then love in a way like never before is our gift to the world!
If you struggle with truly loving yourself know that you are loved AS YOU ARE! God is loving you right now! After all, God IS Love.
❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’