by Louise Hay –
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will! How exciting it would be! What are the ways to love yourself? Stop criticizing yourself. Each one of us has a unique role to play on this earth and when we’re critical of ourselves, we obscure it. Stop scaring yourself. If you think a negative thought, find an image to replace it with what is beautiful, like a sunset, flowers, a sport or anything you love. Be gentle and kind and patient with yourself. Choose thoughts that nurture you. With patience, they will grow and contribute to creating the garden of experiences you want.
Praise yourself! The next time you do something new or different or something you’re just learning and you’re not too adept at it, be there for yourself. Support yourself with loving friends. Reach out and allow them to help you. Love your negatives. They are all part of your creation, just as we’re all part of God’s creation. Take care of your body. Find exercise that you enjoy, that is fun to do. Start noticing what you eat and why. Let’s begin to love ourselves now-don’t wait until you get it right.