Ever have a time in your life when you really haven’t liked yourself? If you don’t like yourself, it’s hard to love yourself. If you have fallen out of love with
You may not be all that you have imagined you could be, or all that you might have been. You are, however, enough, just as you are. Love yourself, just as you are.
yourself, let yourself fall in love again.
Maybe you’re not making as much money as you think you should. Or, you’re out of shape and overweight, your career has stalled, your looks have faded. The dreams that were still in front of you are now, irrevocably, behind you, never to be realized.
Thinking about that awful tie or useless-to-you tool set that you’ll be getting in a few days? Why not think about what gift you can give your children instead?
The greatest gift a father can ever know is that he has helped to raise his children to become worthy adults. All it takes is to give them regular attention through careful and undistracted listening.
Give them the gift of paying attention! And wait, there’s more, with paying attention you also give them the gift of self-esteem, confidence and self-respect, in a boxed set shaped like a loving adult.
How do you love yourself? You show love for yourself by acting in the same way you show love for others.
Give yourself compassion. Nurture your body and soul and mind. When you need time, take it. When you need care, give yourself the care you need. Reward yourself from time to time, sometimes for a job well done, and sometimes for no reason other than you cherish yourself. Acknowledge and accept all of yourself and embrace your good actions while forgiving yourself for your mistakes. Learn from them both. When you have the courage to love yourself, you can receive love from others. Letting others love you opens the way for deeper relationships with them. Live Honest, Open and True Today, work to hold yourself in high-esteem. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Do not explain or justify yourself. Treat yourself with the love and kindness you normally reserve for others. I believe in you and want the best for you and know you can achieve the best for yourself.
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