From Our Readers: Why It's Important to Love Yourself
Why do you need to love yourself? Why, out of all the people in the world, should you fall in love with who you are first? Why?
Love yourself because you are going to be your own best friend. People may come into your life and leave you, but you will always remain with yourself. You can never leave your own person. You will always be by your side. And you should be your own best company.
Love yourself because no one is exactly like you. God created you with a unique DNA. Your gifts, your weaknesses and strengths, and your experiences in life are yours; they will guide you in reaching your full potential. You are one of a kind. To not love yourself and wish to be someone else instead is a trap; it's only going to disappoint you because you can't be anyone else but you.
To not love yourself and wish to be someone else instead is a trap; it's only going to disappoint you because you can't be anyone else but you.
Love yourself because you are worthy of love. Love yourself because in doing that, you will also learn to love others better. Loving your own flaws, scars, and imperfections leads you to accept others in the same way and eventually, love them for who they are.
Love yourself, every day. Love yourself by embracing how you feel, your likes and dislikes, everything that makes you who you are. Be true to yourself. No. Matter. What.
You owe yourself that much. Only when you love yourself will you appreciate what matters most in life.