Hello Everyone! Welcome back to Sayiee's Lane and Happy Valentines!! Tomorrow is finally valentines day and I hope you all are prepared for your dates. Whether you are spending the day with your partner, your friends, your family, or alone, I hope you have prepared something special and I wish you all a wonderful valentines day.
Today, I want to talk to you guys about self love. It's the season of love and many people are focusing on loving the people around them but today I want to focus on telling you why you should love you.
Self love is important for many reasons but since we are in the spirit of valentines and many people are focusing on making their loved ones feel special on this day, I will like to point out one reason why self love is important. Self love is important because to truly love the people around you, you must love yourself first. Self Hatred is quite shitty (pardon my french. lol!!). You wonder what your purpose is in life, you think you don't look good, you think everyone is better than you, you look down on yourself, you give way to your insecurities and worst of all.. you listen to and condone negative things around you. Self Hatred is not a life anyone should live in because everyday it takes wonderful lives. People suffer, people get depressed, and people commit suicide because of self hatred. And I know it's hard to love yourself sometimes because of the situations or circumstances around you but I believe self love is still very attainable no matter the circumstances.
So here are the reasons why I think you should love yourself; Love yourself because GOD loves you so much that he sent his only begotten son to die for your sins. Love yourself because GOD loves you so much he sent you to this earth as an ambassador of Christ to change the world and bring people to His kingdom. Love yourself because GOD loves you so much that your body is a temple of Him. Love yourself because GOD knows who you are, GOD says you are worth it and GOD says you are unique, strong and loved. Love yourself because you are the only you there is. And on days when you don't feel the love and when you feel even the tiniest bit of self hatred remind yourself of 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love is patient and kind (So when you have that bad day at work or at the gym or fail that test or make a ridiculous mistake remember that love is patient and kind and you will be patient and kind with yourself); love does not envy or boast (so because you love yourself you will not envy other people because you are special, unique, awesome, and amazing. And when you "have it all", because you love yourself you will not boast); it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way (so because you love yourself you will not be selfish, you will listen to other ideas, you will take advice from GOD and from awesome GOD sent people around you); it is not irritable or resentful (so because you love yourself you will not resent yourself or find your self irritable); it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth (so because you love yourself you will always tell yourself the truth and never accept lies and wrongdoings). Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends (so you must never stop loving yourself). As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away." This scripture is not just one that teaches you how to love others or how to know if others truly love you; it is a scripture that shows you how to love you. And when you apply this to yourself, you will become a new and transformed person. You will know exactly what love is, you will know your worth, you will love the people around you with all your heart and you will never accept anything else. And that my friends is love. So this valentines day, I urge you to learn to love yourself. Change the things you can change and need to change in other to love yourself more; maybe you need to lose/gain weight or study more to get those A's or work harder/smarter to get that shmoney etc.). Just love yourself regardless. If you are spending valentines day alone; go out, have fun and pamper yourself. You deserve it.
That's it guys. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Please leave a comment below telling me why you think self love is important and how we should love ourselves. Don't forget to like this post, share it, and Subscribe so you never miss a post. Have a Wonderful Valentines People! and see you on Friday. Bye!!
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