So it's been a while but I was inspired to write a blog. Yesterday I got on twitter which I hardly ever do but I got to networking and was interacting with a woman by the name of Shanel Cooper Sykes. If you don't know her by now "GOOGLE HER"! She asked " What is your definition of SELF LOVE? " Many had different responses and they were good. I had two responses. One on facebook and one on twitter but they all boiled down to the same thing. The one on twitter I said:
"Self love to me is when u have respect for urself and confidence in urself. U accept & appreciate urself 4 who u are. "And on facebook I said:
"Self love is to respect, embrace and to appreciate what God has given to you. To love and accept even your flaws. If you don't love yourself who will? And if you don't love yourself it's like telling God that He did a poor job in creating you! #WhatASlapInTheFace "Websters Definition is...
The instinct or desire to promote one's own well-being; regard for or love of one's self. A feeling of self-respect and personal worth.
Self-love is not conceited or vain in anyway. We all must have some level of self worth and self love. If I love myself I am able, capable and well equipped to love somebody else. Why do I say that?
What really sparked this blog was facebook. I woke up this morning and went to check my emails and I seen some facebook notifications in my email. So I logged into my facebook account and as I logged in the first thing I seen was the newsfeed. And I noticed some photos across my newsfeed. The photos I seen were of people that were not on my friendlist but one of my friends liked the photo. Now I'm not going to describe the photo and give out any names. The point of this post is to uplift not to bring down. When I look back at my definition of self-love to me I think about this. My body is the temple of God and I am a reflection of God. When you think of God what do you think about? I think of so many things, Honor, Respect, Pure. The thing is because my body is a temple of God and I am made in the image of God I try to be more like Him everyday. No I'm not perfect but I'm still a representation of Him. God wouldn't want to see me disrespecting His temple and not just that degrading myself. It show poor respect for myself, low self esteem and lack of worth.
I feel in order to attract the right things and people into our life we must first acknowledge and accept the good qualities and also our flaws. If not we will constantly have low self-esteem and constantly settle lower than our worth. If we do not cherish and learn to love and value ourselves, no one in our life will EVER provide us with the love that we truly deserve and seeking.