Learning to love yourself means embracing your imperfections & those oh-so precious quirks; choosing joy on the toughest of days, and allowing yourself to be freed from the past mistakes, guilt or shame you keep tucked in your back pocket.
It means extending grace & forgiveness towards yourself, growing from your failures instead of letting them control you, permitting your heart to be vulnerable and respecting yourself enough to walk away from the toxicity in your life that keeps dragging you back to where you started.
It might not always be a walk in the park, & some days you will want to give up, but I promise you one thing: the healthy you will be indescribably thankful in the end!
Loving yourself is one of the most important life lessons you can learn, not just because it allows you to be unashamed of who YOU were created to be, but it also allows you to love OTHERS to your fullest extent.
Written and loved on by: Allison Jones
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“We want to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary to self-love. It is that mixture of selfishness and self-hate that permanently pursues us, that prevents us from loving others, and that prohibits us from losing ourselves.”
- Those that have hurt you
- Those that are bitter
- Those that belittle you
- Those that put you down
- Those that believe in something different
- Those that are from a different culture
- Those that get all the guys
- Those that ignore you
- Those that don’t seem to love
All others deserve to be loved.
The ones that have done the worst to you the most need love the most.
Living in a world full of self-image, I’ve learned (even since moving to Atlanta) to love everyone, no matter their beliefs, morals or past mistakes.
They’re worthy of love.
Everyone has such a beautiful heart, a heart of gold, and I love getting to know them and simply showing them the love that they deserve.
Take a chance and build relationships with those around you.
Share your story, like Mallory, of loving others on Instagram by tagging #loveyoulovepeople. You could encourage others, and even impact a life.
"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on."
"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are- particularly when it’s difficult.
People do notice. People appreciate.
I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain, but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment, life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”
"Love those who throw stones at you & never forget that we are ALL worthy of being loved."