Week 1/Self-Love

I thought this was going to be a hard challenge however I realized it’s really not.  I learned a long time ago that it was so important to love yourself first ❤  If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else.  I did learn that life’s lesson the hard way and I’m not going to go into that because that’s not important.  The only thing that is important is the lesson of self-love I learned for life.

I can remember first time I even thought about loving myself and it came when I was 15 years old.  If came from my mentor who loved me to the moon. (Not in a bad way)  He said I was a princess.  I was beautiful and I should never let anyone hurt me or use me.  No matter who it was that I only deserved the finest things in life.  From that moment on, I really started to believe that and I said never again will I let anyone use me or hurt me ever, no matter !!!!!  

I found my soul mate, my true love, the man who was my forever and I was only 16. (But I was an old 16, a lot of life under my belt)  I knew from the first time I laid eyes on him he was the one.  I think that was through God’s grace ❤  I’ve been with him for 41 years this year, 38 of them married.  We raised a family, buried one son.  Built businesses together, and lost everything together.  We are the best of friends and we can look into each other’s eyes and just know that everything is going to be okay as long as we are together.  His love is my greatest gift.  He tells me all the time, I can do anything and I am worth everything.  He’s never left my side and I have been with him forever.

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My Forever

 

If I had not loved myself, I would never have found the love of my life.  Because it is only in loving yourself that you can allow another to love you simply because you deserve it !!!  Thank you Joe, you will always be my Angel who watches over me ❤  and taught me the meaning of unconditional love ❤

9 Comments on “Week 1/Self-Love

  1. Thank you for sharing. I agree that you can only receive in the capacity you give and that includes the love you give yourself. Thank you again ❤

    • ‘ When I look back on my life, I see someone who was afraid to speak up for herself…and then she wasn’t ‘ ❤ Blessings Mz. Niki and thanks for visiting ❤

  2. This is so beautiful! I feel the same about my husband. Your post reminds me that when I was a teenager, I’d say to myself, “I can’t love anyone else unless I love myself.” I knew I had a lot of growing and maturing to do.

  3. Hi 👋Martha Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying the painting. We were invited to a gallery for a show this summer out in Galena 🌺🌺 So excited. I hope you are well. Thank for visiting ❤️

  4. Beautiful, and you are so right about loving yourself. Congratulations on what sounds like a marriage made in heaven.

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