When we’re taught to serve others, share, and practice other acts of selflessness on a daily basis, it’s so easy to forget about our own needs. As paradoxical as it may seem, we mustn’t forget to serve ourselves, share with ourselves, and practice acts of selflessness toward ourselves.
Now, this doesn’t mean that we are to be greedy little gremlins and gobble up everything that satisfies our desires.
It just means that we are just as deserving as anyone else to be a priority in our lives.
And, as I always say, if we don’t take good care of ourselves, what good are we to the people we love the most? to society?
It’s okay to take time for yourself. It’s okay to treat yourself. It’s okay to give yourself some of the love within you.
There really isn’t a fine line between loving others and loving ourselves. It’s just love.
Self-love isn’t selfish.
And if you’re not used to having it, it takes practice.
Take good care of yourself this week. Love yourself. Respect yourself. You deserve it.
Loving myself is harder than loving others. But if charity begins at home, then love begins with loving me.