Friday, January 31, 2014

Love Yourself

Love Yourself by ilovedoodle #Illustration #Bear_Hug

        I guess I've been on kind of a theme lately that boils down to 'love yourself.'  We need to be true to who we are and have confidence that that is enough.  We are not defined by our circumstances but by how we react, adapt and handle them.  'Others will treat you exactly as you treat yourself.'  'With love, doubt disappears, fears fade, and there's a comfort that develops which makes even being alone a place of solace.'
       'Too many people undervalue what they are, and overvalue what they are not.'  We are all too quick to play the comparison game when we should be counting our own blessings and gifts.  We need to learn that we don't need others acceptance but that we need to accept ourselves.
      We are often our own worst critic. "I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man." – Dwight L. Moody   When we embrace who we are, then life will be simpler and fall into place.  'Trust but don't be naive. Listen to others, but don't lose your own voice.'  So many people claim to be trying 'to find themselves' but I think the greatest barrier is the effort to please others.  When you love yourself, you will want to share and give that love to others.  'My cup runneth over.'


  1. So true... We are to be known by our love and we are to live under the canopy of His love... Easier said than done...

  2. I think sometimes we fail to think of ourselves properly because we do not truly realize the cost of our freedom to be ourselves--the sacrificial death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of Him, and Him alone, our true worth is revealed. "We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19.

  3. Love this......and you!
    debra d.

  4. We are all each the first to find fault with ourselves....wishing we had thicker hair, curly hair, straight hair....I could go on and on. We usually want what we don't have and think that would make us happier! How ridiculous! God and His love will always be the ONLY thing that can fill any void that we have in our lives. He makes each of us and only through Him are we allowed to love others....after first loving ourselves. Love you, my friend....T. P.S. Love the bear, too!!