“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
This quote is amazing. I struggle with self-love. Accepting my flaws, imperfections and loving me 100% sounds outrageous. On a positive note, it seems to balance out for me when I think about the loving things that I do for others; that strengthens me and pushes the inadequacies back just a bit further. All of us are imperfect, yet we all desire to be treated kindly despite our shortcomings.
The second commandment is “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:37–39).
Self-love, acceptance and self-worth are some things that we can pray about and ask Him to help us to love ourselves and the Savior loves each of us.
Loving ourselves is a key to our happiness and joy!