It’s interesting how the whole journey in the sea of life can have so many waves yet we all stay afloat. I have had my share of these waves, but I am now experiencing the gentle calm after the storm. Everyone has a story, everyone needs a voice and that voice needs to come from within. Loving yourself isn’t just a saying, it is a choice, it’s a calling that won’t be silenced no matter how hard we deny it. Being brought up in a society that has taught us to put ourselves last, it is inevitable why the majority of us only see what others judge them by. From great pain comes an overwhelming amount of self love. Although we were taught to put others first, I’m challenging everyone that is reading this post to BE SELFISH! This is not a bad thing, this is what we were all meant to do, this is self preservation. Be the best friend to yourself, look at yourself through the eyes of a true friend. Only you know how you want to be treated, only you know what makes you happy, only you know who your are. Even when you feel that the world is against you, never turn your back on yourself.
Making your proverbial base secure is the first step towards a very colourful and positive future. The great thing about all of us is that we can start over and over again until we get it right. It is an unbelievably warm and empowering to know you can look yourself in the mirror and know that you are very loved; your best friend is staring right back at you. This is a love that no one can take, manipulate nor change. This is all you and a lesson we need to keep telling ourselves, our children and anyone who is ready to listen.