It is just a myth that you need love.
You don’t need love because love is not a thing to get for yourself. Love is an action that you express to others by giving them the gift of the authentic you.
Let your love shine through your actions and your words.
What you need is to give love.
When you engage in a real relationship with others by sharing the real you, you’re giving love.
Martina McGowan made a brave decision at an early age to be true to herself, and in that moment, she changed the course of her life. You can change the course of your life too. You begin by knowing who you are.
“If you know who you are, no one can define you.
If you know what you stand for, no one can distort you.”
~ Lolly Daskal
Perhaps it is because February is Black History Month that I am suddenly reminded of this story.
I am a native Yankee. My parents, grandparents, etc are all from the South. My great-grandfather was a freed slave.
Statue of James Meredith on the campus of Mississippi University. Meredith enrolled in Ole Miss after a US Supreme Court ruling enforced desegregation there. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
We often travelled through the deep South visiting relatives who had not moved northward in the great migration seeking better lives.
So, as a small child, Continue reading
The secret to having a good life is to live every day by being true to yourself, no matter what comes your way. Sometimes that is much, much easier said than done.
When you invest yourself, you have better relationships with others.
When you have the best relationship with yourself that you can have, then you’re in position to have the best relationships with everyone in your life: your lover, children, co-workers, even the clerks, officers and workers you encounter daily. Continue reading