My reflection on love

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I have learned that we look outside of ourselves to find love or self-worth. We have status, friends, nice things, etc., but deep down we feel no real joy. We start to question why don’t I “feel” love in my life?

Submitted: August 11, 2012

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I have been reflecting on love a lot now that we have arrived in the month of February, 2012.We start to see the shelves in stores lined up with candy, stuffed animals, flowers, cards, balloons, etc., reminding us of Valentine’s Day. I used to feel a sense of sadness during these times if I didn’t have a companion to share this special day that we’re dedicating to LOVE.I would start to think, “What is wrong with me, why can’t I have a special someone in my life?” In this moment I would reflect deeper and discover that I do have someone, I have ME.

The importance of loving “YOU”

I have learned that we look outside of ourselves to find love or self-worth. We have status, friends, nice things, etc., but deep down we feel no real joy. We start to question why don’t I “feel” love in my life?

So I ask, “What does love mean to me?”  Love is being patient, kind, gentle, forgiving, supporting, allowing, joy, gratitude, praise.  Love is unconditional.

Being patient is a necessity as we are growing and learning who we are in our journey through life.  Being kind when we make mistakes gives us the space to see and understand how our thoughts can change our outcomes. Being gentle enough to know that we don’t have to be so hard on ourselves, but instead celebrate our self-discoveries. Allow ourselves the space to feel our emotions, sit with them for a while and release, forgiving all the wrongs that we can’t change, and accepting the things that we can.  Praise life and all the wonders it offers – the joy we experience being our true self. 

You see, when we learn the importance of loving ourselves then we are able to welcome love in.

I am grateful to say I have grown to love “me”, which has blessed me with my wonderful husband  and our children  and our dogs Lady & Hachi.

Always with love,

 Lisa


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