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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Loving yourself , before loving someone else

L_O_V_E : what is the definition of this word? Webster defines this as "strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child  (2): attraction based on sexual desire" ( Webster dictionary,2012). People are often quick to say- Oh I love you, I'm in love with him/her.  However, so many of us continue to struggle developing an adequate understanding of what this concept truly means. Not saying that love is not something that can not happen, however, what I am saying is that how can someone love another person, when they have not yet developed an understanding of loving themselves? When you love yourself you have the ability to maintain a self esteem and awareness. You are able to sufficiently comprehend that you may not be  a "super model" , however, you accept the type of person you are- as you understand that is something you can not change. You strive to be the best person you can be- with the use of persistence and determination.Ambition is something that you continue to work on enhancing, as you have life goals in which you wish to complete. You are frequently reluctant to compare yourself to others, as you try to practice self acceptance. You take care of your health, as you realize that not doing so is ultimately detrimental to your survival. You carry yourself in a manner , that demands the respect of others verses the numerous amounts of lustful eyes. You understand that life is full of several opportunities, in which you strive everyday to conquer. So readers, I encourage you to first show yourself love, and if you do not know how- learn. Without doing so, you can ultimately harm the most important people in you life, by simply not loving yourself.   


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