How do we teach our children to love themselves when as adults in our infinite wisdom we still have difficulty with this seemingly simple directive?
I would like to say that I have achieved this, though at times, I know I'm a work in progress and always will be. That's not to say that I never look at myself and find something I want to improve, we all do that to some extent...or should. Such as work to be a bit healthier, nicer, or more in the moment. I'm always striving to be a better mom, a better wife, and a better friend.
But to accept the best of yourself, the greatest achievement of yourself, is a beautiful thing.
Achieving love of yourself is the road to happiness and contentment. A conduit for hope.
Without this love we tend to depend on other people, places, and things to make us happy.
Not one of these choices is a good one.
People grow tired of such high expectations and being held responsible for such a huge undertaking. Places and things change or stay the same, leaving us wanting more, needing more...looking for more.
When all we need to do is look within.
Sounds cliche, but look within and love what you see, who you are. This will provide you with the confidence to go after your dreams, to create the life you want to live, and to experience the world on your terms.
So my echo is this: Get the most out of life and start with who you see in the mirror.
Love your amazing self.