When I think of love, I immediately think of my family. They were the ones that I loved first. Then I met my husband and I realized love on a totally different level. This kind of love was different because it was something that I gave freely. The love for my family is automatic. They are the most wonderful people in the world and I love them dearly. The love I have for my husband was earned in a different way. I chose him and he chose me. It’s a romantic love. For all my friendships, again, I chose you to be in my life as my friend. I love and care about you as though you were my family.
I believe the most important relationship that you can have is the one that you have with yourself. Loving yourself takes time, patience, understanding and commitment. I believe some people don’t stop to love themselves. They give of themselves so freely to others, yet they are stingy with love when it comes to themselves. I believe some people don’t even think it’s possible to love themselves. It is! It may take time, but it’s worth it. You’re worth it! Loving yourself is the best gift you can give yourself and others you love. It demonstrates commitment and understanding of the word ‘love’. Think of ways you need to love youself and make them a priority. You won’t regret it!
Beth I so enjoyed this article.