Two Words to My Younger Self #twowords

by Lori on February 25, 2014

Yesterday on our Home school Co-Op Facebook page this image popped up:

 

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It took mere seconds for me to read it and my two words came into my head.

 

Love Yourself.

 

Why did I choose those two simple words?

For someone who struggled and still struggles some days with anxiety and depression, loving myself is not an easy thing to come by. I really feel like if I had started with a true love of myself at a much younger age, most of my depression and anxiety would not exist today. I never had the issue of caring what others thought of me, but deep down inside I struggled with caring how I FELT about myself and I was NEVER good enough. I never loved myself enough.

This is something that I really want to teach my children, especially my 11 year old daughter.

Loving yourself is so important. You have to be happy with who you are as a person, the person God created you to be.  The outside word can tell you that you are not pretty enough, skinny enough, and smart enough BUT you ARE ENOUGH.

God made you in HIS IMAGE.

The way he wanted you to be.

He loves you and now it is time to love yourself the way he loves.

Unconditionally.

 

What two words would you say to your younger self?

 

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Mel {MamaBuzz} February 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

This is really good, Lori. I think I’d most likely say the same thing to myself. Sometimes I might tell myself way back then to wake up or grow up when I think about certain times in my life. But yes, “Love yourself’ the way God intended you to be. Such a good message.

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