"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on."
This has been on my heart for a while.
Why is this simple idea so hard to do? We fight, we argue, we hold grudges with and against the people we care most about. We pass over helping people in need because we’re too busy or we don’t know how to get involved.
It all starts with love.
It doesn’t take elaborate gestures or lots of money to make a difference. Let’s just love each other. I think that’s the best way to start.
Written and shared by the lovely Abby Jennings
Just like Abby, we are wanting to spread the word of loving each other! Be a part of this lifestyle change, Love You. Love People., and share your story of how loving yourself has helped you learn to love others.
Go on Instagram. Post a wonderful picture of yourself (I’m sure you have loads to choose from), and tell your story. Don’t forget to hashtag #loveyoulovepeople so more people with eager hearts can be impacted by your words!
- Someone who thinks you should love you more.
During the first part of our Love You. Love people. lifestyle change, we want to make it known that if you’re unhappy with yourself in any way, it’s time to tell someone. Isolation is the key to staying in the pit of negativity and self-hate, so find someone who you can fully trust to talk about it. That way, you have someone hand-in-hand that’s with you every step of the way as you walk up to the mirror and smile at yourself again.
You’re never alone.
You are loved.
We really want you to love you as much as we love you.
Our motto at SWL is, "Love you. Love people."
Even though we cherish that phrase and try to exert that message through all of our clothing and quotes, we wanted to go a step further in sharing this message with all of you and your friends by starting a campaign with this motto on the forefront.
It all starts with loving yourself.
This doesn’t mean just taking a selfie or telling someone that you love yourself, it’s that moment when you look into the mirror when no one is watching; that moment when you can see everything from what’s hidden behind your make-up or what’s hidden behind your long sleeves in the summertime.
We have to learn to embrace ourselves in the loneliest of times.
- When you’re home, at a park, at school, or anywhere else alone, what do you think of first?
Do you think of all of the fun and better lifestyles everyone else has because they aren’t by themselves, check social networks to see the lives people want to portray to make themselves look cooler, or even call that one person that you know will comfort you even though it’s wrong and you shouldn’t go down that road again?
Where do you want to be when you’re alone?
Well during this first part of our campaign, we hope that the answer will be with yourself by the end.
It’s time to fall in love with you.