Wednesday, February 13, 2013

love story//charity

Today's love story is by my sweet and beautiful friend Charity. It's short and lovely and it's honestly something that we all need to hear. Enjoy.

This post is definitely going to scream “SINGLE PERSON!” and I guess that’s the truth of the matter. I am 31 years old and single for another Valentine’s Day. At the same time, what I’m going to say is as important to people in relationships as it is to single people.

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”  Steve Maraboli

I know for myself, I very often rely on other people to create happiness for me. If other people aren’t at peace, I’m definitely not at peace. Something I’ve realized lately is that I need to love myself. I need to be happy with myself. I need to be at peace within myself. We all need other people, but the reality is, if we can’t love ourselves, we end up being insecure in love and relationships – needing constant affirmation of our worth.

So this season, while you’re reading and writing love quotations, spending romantic evenings, or even casual evenings with the people you love… make sure to spend time valuing yourself. You’re worth it. Trust me.

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.”  Eartha Kitt

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”  Madonna

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