You stay up late thinking about it, you daydream about it, you spend hours and hours over thinking it as if it was the only thing keeping you alive.
You want to love, be loved in return. You want to live the fairy tales they keep on going about in the movies, or in the books you readYou go on and on about finding the so-called “Love of your life”, the other you, your other half /soulmate. You obsess about it, as you let go of one so very important thing:
How are we supposed to love, to be loved, if we forget to love ourselves first? if we don’t know how to love ourselves, how do we expect others to do so…
See, the thing is, the way you treat yourself, the way you love and respect yourself, is the way others will love and respect you.
It isn’t about being ignorant, not at all… There are major differences between these two.
Loving yourself is a must. Trusting yourself, believing in your own abilities, your skills, your CANs and DOs; are a must. They are essentials for a great life.
Imagine living your whole life, in a certain state of mind, where you constantly doubt yourself, where you can’t look in the mirror and ADMIRE the person in it, where you can’t wake up feeling good about yourself, about your own body, your own skin.
People see in your eyes, what you see in yourself. Our eyes say more of us, they show who we really are, they tell the secrets of the true US.
So don’t let the first thing people learn about you, is your dislike for your own self, your hate for all that you are… Instead, let them see the YOU love and respect, the YOU you take care of… The YOU that is proud of themselves, of what they were, what they are and what they are ought to be.
Keep wearing a bright smile, and let that smile sink into your core, to where your thoughts and attitude lay. Let the inside of you be happy, and spread that happiness to all of you, every last atom in you… And then, only then, can you spread it out for the whole wide world, for the people to see you, to know you, to love you, for you… you loved yourself first.