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Do you believe that love is the most powerful force upon the earth?  Do you believe that love conqueres all?  What is the meaning of love? The Wikipedia tells us that love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment.  

There are many different ways to interperet love.  The love of a spouse, the love of parents, the love of a friend, the love of oneself.  Probably the hardest of these is to love thyself.  Remember in the New Testament when Jesus says, "Love your neighbor as yourself"?  Interestingly, he doesn't say love your neighbor more than yourself.  If we want to truly share our love with the world we must first love ourselves. 

I know it's hard because yourself knows all of your dirty secrets.  Yourself knows when you didn't and should have.  Yourself knows how you said the wrong thing at the wrong time.  Yourself knows that you could've done better.  Should have known better.  One of my dear friends, Sister Patty Campbell, taught me that I should never, "Should on myself."

What if for one day we truly loved ourselves the way God intended us to love ourselves?  What if for one day you treated yourself the way you would treat your favorite person in the world.  Remember God dwells within our being.  If we're not being nice to ourselves, in essence, we're not being nice to Him.  This Valentines Day love and honor all of those special people in your life, but first take time to love and honor yourself.  I guarrentee if you do this you will love and honor everyone more. 

Posted in: Self Help, Holidays

Comments

# KimL
Monday, February 13, 2012 6:20 AM
This is so true, and yet so difficult to do. We all worry so much about making sure everyone around us is happy and we wait to take care of ourselves last. Thanks for such a beautifully stated reminder!
# Vinny
Monday, March 12, 2012 8:03 PM
Hi Laura,
Excellent post...

- Vinny
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Monday, June 25, 2012 12:06 AM
Laura Huber your post is impressive and it makes a lot of sense.People talk about love in a more virtual way rather than thinking of it in a more realistic way.Unless we love and make peace with our selves, we cannot love anyone.It would be just an illusion.An intellectual post I'd rather say.
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# shonda connell
Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:13 AM
Wow! Beautifully put, Laura! It’s both amazing and contrary that putting ourselves in the center of our own universe is the surest (and possibly the quickest) way to insignificance.
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# Rose Winslet
Friday, September 14, 2012 5:41 AM
I believe Love can win over any difficulties.Just the matter of give and take.I think we should adapt such quality and love ourself too.
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# chrisconnolly
Friday, September 14, 2012 11:35 PM
Thank you for what you wrote it has given hope. I know that all I have to do is be patien and do not settle. We all know deep down what is not right and doesn’t make us happy.
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# Alina Ross
Monday, September 17, 2012 2:45 AM
There is no way a person will ever stop loving himself/herself. No matter how much worse they may be from within. A thief or a murderer will do anything to save his life. This is because he loves himself even though he knows what evil he has committed.. This is my point of view and i would like to hear others point of view as well.
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Monday, September 17, 2012 3:05 AM
Love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image... otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

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Clarita Preas
Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:01 AM
I completely agree with you that its very important to love our self ,but as we know each and every good things and bad things of our self it becomes bit difficult to do so.
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