"To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness."
- Robert Morley
I've often wondered why it's such a difficult task to love ourselves. I find the most loving people, love themselves and that's why it's easy for them to love others. We all walk through life with different experiences. The way we have been treated by those around us does play a role in how we treat others.
Finding love for yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. It changes the way we view life and those around us. We tend to make everything everyone else does about us, when someone else's behavior has little to do with you and everything to do with them. Our focus should be on ourselves and working on our own inner worth.
It seems our world is so fearful of rejection that we close our hearts down to love. We've all been through something challenging but it doesn't mean we should hardened our hearts to loving ourselves and others when that is the most important gift God gives us. If we choose to love ourselves it will be that much easier to love others. As I get older I am getting braver with my love, not less. Life is short and the one thing God shows me over and over again is that love is the most important thing. Be brave, love strong.