Love Yourself First

To know oneself is a gift, to love oneself is truly a treasure. Loving yourself should be easy but for many people it is not.

We must love ourselves first before we can ever expect to love someone else fully. When we find fault with ourselves and are not happy with who we are, we will never look past another persons short comings; we love others as we love ourselves.

Knowing you need to make changes in your life, or accept some of your own short comings, is different then not loving yourself. We always seek to improve, that is different than not liking yourself. Love yourself fully as you are unique and wonderfully made.

When we love ourselves for who we are, flaws and all, then we are happy. We won’t look to another person to ‘complete us’ because we are already complete. What we look for is someone to compliment us.

If you are truly unhappy with yourself then make changes but don’t let your dislike of lifestyle, appearance or attitude stop you from loving you. You, my friend, are loveable … know it …. believe it.

When you love yourself you shine, others see this and are more open towards you. If you don’t feel loved by others, remember that in the end there is only one that needs to approve of and love us and that is God. He loved us first, He will love us last and He loves in the in between.

So, before you look to the world to love you, love yourself first.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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