My friends have heard me say this a million times, “I see all over social media, ‘Just have self love!’
Well, if it were that easy don’t you think we’d all just do it?
Where do you get it? You can’t buy it at the CVS!”
This week I’ve been talking about how important self love is for surviving disappointment. When we don’t have self love we may be too attached to the outcome of a situation and can be devastatingly disappointed
Today I want to focus on one of the best tools for building self love when you don’t have it
Giving love. Yes, it’s that simple. Giving love with no expectation of getting anything in return. I’ve been amazed at the results of this in my own life. Giving might look like reaching out to a friend in need, finding a new volunteer opportunity, forgiving with no conditions attached.
In choosing to give love we are building the self love that enables us to better survive disappointment, and maybe just as important, we are choosing to open our hearts instead of closing them and becoming bitter.
I’m not suggesting we ignore disappointment; in fact the opposite, it’s essential to feel our feelings. And then, when we've decided we want to feel better, giving love with our hearts open is a prescription for receiving the self-love that heals sooner, rather than later
Have a beautiful day,
"Thank you God, you grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life."
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