Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Have a love affair with yourself

A friend of mine emailed something to me that I thought I should share.

Thought of the Day

Greetings!

'A love affair with ourselves is guaranteed to become a love of a lifetime.'-Ruby Fleurcius

Sometimes we find ourselves looking for love in all the wrong places; when the right place to receive what we are looking for starts from within. Whether we are married or not, we must become our very own soul-mate first, in order to effectively attract or keep the mate of our soul. That means that we must develop an irrevocable bond with ourselves to ensure that we are able to do the same with another.

We cannot go wrong with loving ourselves and by doing so, it releases the desire to love unconditionally. Those who constantly hate people, places or things without reason must question whether or not there is a true love for themselves. My friend, it is very hard for us reciprocate love if we are not initiating it with ourselves first. This is not about selfishness, or having an inflated ego; this is about pure humility and respect for ourselves.

There will be times when you may feel as if you are all alone with the love you have in your heart. But, trust me, if you develop a love affair with yourself, people will desire what you have to give without you overworking yourself to get it or give it.

Prayer: Father, today is my first day of beginning a love affair with me. Lord, as I love me more, I know that my life will begin to overflow with the people, places and things that share the same passion. In Jesus name. Amen.

I totally agree. Love yourself folks. It's the pathway to happiness.

8 comments:

Char said...

All I have to say is, "Amen"

Strongblkwmn said...

I'm 40 and i'm still learning to love me. I don't think it ever stops. I learn something new about myself all the time.

Anonymous said...

Tammy this was awesome, and I love it. I always felt that before you can make a step to love someone or be in love with someone you have to love yourself.

Without loving youself the first sign of insecurity will show. When you have issues with yourself it's hard to be able to pass on positive energy to your mate. With that said all that will follow those insecurities is problems and stress.

Learning to love yourself is the most beautiful thing in the world. And the truth of the matter NO ONE can love you more than you.

Trix!

chandra said...

Tammy,

This was beautiful, you're right we should fall in love with ourselves firs, I just fell in love with my self as I was reading your blog, and I told me to buy me a pair of shoes because I fell in love with me... That's where I'm going right now..

Thanx Tammy I Love Me..

Strongblkwmn said...

Chandra - I'm glad I could help you come up with an excuse to buy another pair of shoes. LOL!

Stacye said...

I love it, I love it! Loving yourself is so very important as you have written and I have to take it just a step further and add that we must forgive ourselves for holding ourselves back from loving ourselves unconditionally! I love this statement that I have at my desk at work and it reads: "Love is like playing the piano. First we must play by the rules and then we must forget the rules and play from our hearts!" We are so much more than anger, self pity, denial, blame and so on. Like you have said "it's not about selfishness it's again about our worth! We are what God said we will be and We will have what God said we can have..."If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change...realize the power of your own thoughts!

Peace!

Strongblkwmn said...

Stacey thanks for this quote, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change." That's going on my desk. So true!

rebecca said...

This Is Just to Say

I have eaten

the plums

that were in

the icebox

 

and which

you were probably

saving

for breakfast

 

Forgive me

they were delicious

so sweet

and so cold

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