You know the saying “You can’t love someone else until you love yourself”? It is true! We’re all in a process of falling in love with ourselves, and there is not really an “arrival.” Like any loving relationship, there are good days and bad days. Hopefully the good days greatly outweigh the bad days. Sometimes we get angry at ourselves, sometimes we are so pleased with ourselves.
What are the ways we can show ourselves appreciation? These are some of the simple ways I show myself I care: I like to buy myself flowers on a weekly basis. I always keep chocolate in the house. I work to make things easier for my future self. I have a strong sense of smell, so I engage my senses and use oils and lotions that smell amazing.
I came across the love letter below and it touched me. It truly sounds like a love letter that one could receive from her beloved. It is written with such poetry and care and love.
Dearest My Lovely Anat,
Your smell, your touch, your light warms my heart. You are divinely beautiful and gifted. I enjoy every moment that we are together. Thank you for taking such amazing care of yourself during the past 2 months. I wake up loving you and wanting to cuddle with you. I go to bed watching you fall asleep. Every breath you take…I take. I feel you…I feel your joy, and I feel your pain. I am am hear to love you through your healing. I am so grateful for your commitment to me and look forward to our journey together, together with the Divine. If you ever feel sad or doubt your beauty and grace, just know that I adore you, I love you, I cherish you. You have nothing to worry or fear, I will walk through any darkness with you to the light. Our future in bright, our present is the light and you are my glowing goddess.
Loving you every moment more and more,
Would you write a love letter to yourself? Here are some prompts that you could use:
-Use a nickname that you like to go by, or that you call yourself
-“Thank you so much for…”
-“I deeply appreciate your ability to…”
-“I will be here for you through ____ and ____”
-“I know that our journey has just begun and I can’t wait to explore ______ and ______ with you.”
-“I am so grateful that…”
Perhaps you could write it on beautiful paper, sprinkle glitter in the envelope, and send it to yourself in the mail. When it arrives, savor the moment of opening it and read it slowly as you would a love letter from your beloved.
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