Thursday, November 29, 2012

Loving Yourself

   Do you love yourself?  This may seem like an odd question, but I don't mean in a selfish or prideful way.  Do you see yourself as a beautiful, valuable child of God?
   We are called to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves.  How can we love others if we have only hatred for ourselves?  If we can't look in the mirror and be happy with what we see, how will we ever look at those around us and see the good in them?
    Do you love yourself enough to realize your shortcomings?  Do you let them discourage you, or do you see them as an opportunity to become better?  Do you love yourself enough to accept love from others?  Do you let God shower you with His love for you, or are you too busy denying your worthiness?
   Focus on the positive.  Like who you are, and be who you like.  Accept constructive criticism and compliments alike.  Love others.  Love yourself.

"Do you want to see a miracle? Look in the mirror."  ~Kate Blackson

2 heartfelt responses:

Kendra Lynne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates2102267584744475677>

Well said, Michaela! we must realize God's love for us and realize how much he does love us before we can give that love to others.

Kari....His 4ever said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates2102267584744475677>

You have deep wisdom for one so young. This is such a precious message! Girls of all ages need to hear and believe it!