Oscar Wilde once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Love yourself like you’re in it for keeps.
Lifelong romance kind of love – that’s the good stuff. Work toward that.
Make it nurturing, forgiving, patient, respectful, humble, and kind.
Be nurturing. Take care of yourself – body, mind, and spirit.
Be forgiving. We all make mistakes and being able to forgive means forgetting pride and getting past the mistake, error, or wrong. Even the big ones.
Be kind. We can be our own worst and most unkind critic. Turn it around and work to be your own best and kindest supporter.
Be patient. We’re all a work in progress. And wherever you are in the process of being the best you possible, understand that you may not “get it” right away. Keep at it. Don’t give up.
Be respectful. Actions speak louder than words, but words speak pretty loudly. You’re worthy of respect from yourself as well as from others .
Accept yourself as you are. Accept where you are and believe your’e worthy of love from others. Instead of looking at what you can’t do or what you don’t have, take stock in what you do have. Stop tripping over what’s behind you. Accept where you are and move forward.
Be humble. Build others up. Let your actions and work speak for themselves.
Oscar Wilde is on to something.
Because no matter what, in the end, there you are.
Better to love yourself than not.