Be Yourself – You are Worth it
In the Bible it says "Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
And the most forgotten neighbour, forgotten by those that are trying to do good, is themselves. Yourself.
Treat Yourself as Others
Have you ever had one of those days where everyone seems so great when you compare yourself to them. It's amazing. Or so we think. We look at others, and see their "perfection" while looking at our self and seeing mostly flaws.
We really like lying to ourselves. And believing it all the while.
What if we changed that? What would happen if we actually saw ourselves like others. We'd let little things pass and work to fix bigger ones.
To Accept or Not
So do we accept ourself or reinvent ourself?
We see if all around us. People don't think they are good enough, so they buy "things" to make up for it. They think that if they just had this or that, then everything would be good. Then they would be better.
Only the truth is that they are already great. It's said that the "worth of a soul is great in the eyes of God". Maybe it should be great in our eyes when we look in the mirror.
Yes, we could just accept who we are, and be okay with that. That lays a much better foundation to improve on then constantly moving around and changing.
Love Yourself – Every Bit
So start loving yourself. Start by loving the small things you do, and increase from there. Remember all the good things you do.
It really makes the difference in life. It's like the filling in a sandwich. Sure, a great sandwich has great bread. But if that's all you are eating, it's lacking. But you add that great stuff that makes a sandwich whole, and it's wonderful.
So next time you look in the mirror, take a real deep look. Not into the shadows. Your happiness will never be found in them. Look into the light in your own eyes. That ember of worth that may be clouded over by self deception.
See the real you, and you'll start to know yourself for who you really are.
And I'm betting you'll like it.