That time of the year is finally here. Where pink and red take over ALL the stores. When chocolate and flower companies capitalize on a single emotion. That one day out of the year that you're supposed to go above and beyond for the one you love.
When you think of the word love, who's the first person you think of? I think of my husband. Some might think of their significant other, or their kids, or maybe even a pet. But how many actually think of themselves? Most people don't.
What many people don't understand is that in order to have honest and true love for anyone or anything else, you must first love YOURSELF. For some people, self love can be the hardest kind of love. It can be easy to have love for someone else, but still struggle with loving yourself. Having a relationship with you is the same as having a relationship with anyone else. You have to spend time with yourself. You must uplift yourself. And you must work at bringing out the best in yourself. In my marriage, I do my best to encourage my husband in all aspects. I point out a new haircut or a new shirt that he's wearing. I remember to spend alone time (without the kids) with him, and value our moments together. But I often fail at doing this for myself. My husband makes me feel loved, but it's also important for me to make myself feel loved too!
I completely understand that this is usually easier said than done, but it's definitely possible. Love yourself. You're the one that knows you the best. Uplift yourself. Take the time to appreciate yourself. This will allow you to embrace love from others easier, and to give genuine love in return.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LYFERS!!!!