April 24, 2020
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
We are still who we were before the epidemic
I am afraid some of us allow our current situation to lose confidence in ourselves. We are the same people we were before the epidemic and are probably even more worthy now. It is sad that some folks don’t understand just how good they are.
I is alright to appreciate and like yourself. It is difficult to love and be loved if you don’t love yourself. Self-appreciation is up to each of us, all we need do is look inward and recognize the good that is in each of us.
Jade Nyx recently wrote an article on self-love, I have excepted some of her thoughts that can help us better understand ourselves b
Ways to Learn to Love Yourself and Be Happy
Here’are ways to learn to love yourself and be happy:
Cast out of the Idea That You Have to Be Perfect – You are never going to be perfect. But the good news is, you already are perfect, in your imperfection.
- Understand That Societies’ Expectations of You Are an Unrealistic Standard That Can Never Be Met – Don’t compare yourself or your life to that unrealistic standard, it only leads to self hate and depression: The More We Compare, the More We Lose Ourselves
Live in the Moment, Just for a Moment Every Day -Take a moment to stop the endless pursuit and just look into yourself. See where you have come from and appreciate the beauty of the moment that YOU ARE ALIVE — Living, breathing, functioning human being and how much of a luxury that is.
Check in with Yourself Emotionally – Find a chair, grab a coffee and ask what is going on with you today. How are you feeling? Feel that feeling. Learning to actually feel your feelings instead of brushing them under the rug is the best way forward.
Face Your Negative Thoughts – Ask them: Are they true? Are they helpful? Are they kind? Before you say anything negative, ask yourself, does this thought benefit me in any way? Does this thought make me better in some way? Or is it just rude, belittling and cruel.
- Tighten Your Circle – Your social circle affects your whole life. Learn about The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You.
You are an accumulation of the 5 people you hang out with, so have a look at who that is. Who are they? Are they positive? Loving? Supportive? Or are they negative, rude and abusive?
You don’t owe anyone anything so if someone is dragging you down like a really negative friend, an insulting boyfriend or a rather opinionated overbearing Aunt. You don’t owe them your time. Ditch, Avoid, Move On. It is your life.
Remember Who You Are – You have been through a lot and you have come through it, getting stronger and stronger every time. I ask you to remember who you are. Adversity is your friend, it challenges you to make life interesting so you can get to the place you really want to go!
Try Minimalism – True happiness and love isn’t found in stuff, it is found in appreciating what you have and experiences. At the end of your life, you want someone to say how great your life was, how you did everything you ever wanted!
Clear up Your Environment – Clear out all those negative people on social media. All of those relatable memes about underachieving alcoholics. What you put in your mind becomes your life, therefore it is only logical that you fill your mind with positive information, and you will have a positive life.
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Wear a hat when feeding seagulls.” – Rocky, age 9
“Sleep in your clothes so you’ll be dressed in the morning.”- Stephanie, age 8
“Don’t flush the john when your dad’s in the shower.” – Lamar, age 10
“Never ask for anything that costs more than $5 when your parents are doing taxes.” – Carrol, age 9
“Never bug a pregnant mom.” – Nicholas, age 11
“Don’t ever be too full for dessert.” – Kelly, age 10
“When your dad is mad and asks you, ‘Do I look stupid?’ don’t answer him.” – Heather, age 16
“Never tell your mom her diet’s not working.”- Michael, age 14
“Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat.” – Joel, age 12
“When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone.” – Alyesha, age 13
“Never try to baptize a cat.” – Laura, age 13
“Never spit when on a roller coaster.” – Scott, age 11
“Never do pranks at a police station.” – Sam, age 10
“Beware of cafeteria food when it looks like it’s moving.” – Rob, age 10
“Never tell your little brother that you’re not going to do what your mom told you to do.” – Hank, age 12
“Remember you’re never too old to hold your father’s hand.”- Molly, age 11
“Listen to your brain. It has lots of information.”- Chelsey, age 7
“Stay away from prunes.” – Randy, age 9
“Never dare your little brother to paint the family car.”- Phillip, age 13
“Forget the cake, go for the icing.” – Cynthia, age 8
“Remember the two places you are always welcome – church and Grandma’s house.” – Joanne, age 11
“When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents.”- Matthew, age 12
“Every human being is important and all human beings owe something to their fellow inhabitants of this planet.”
A large, well established, Canadian lumber camp advertised that they were looking for a good lumberjack.
The very next day, a skinny little man showed up at the camp with his axe, and knocked on the head lumberjacks’ door. The head lumberjack took one look at the little man and told him to leave.
“Just give me a chance to show you what I can do,” said the skinny man.
“Okay, see that giant redwood over there?” said the lumberjack. “Take your axe and go cut it down.”
The skinny man headed for the tree, and in five minutes he was back knocking on the lumberjack’s door. “I cut the tree down,” said the man.
The lumberjack couldn’t believe his eyes and said, “Where did you get the skill to chop down trees like that?”
“In the Sahara Forest,” replied the puny man.
“You mean the Sahara Desert,” said the lumberjack.
The little man laughed and answered back, “Oh sure, that’s what they call it now!”
Husband: Darling, will you love me when I’m old and feeble?
Spouse: You bet I do.
A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?”
“I wouldn’t know what to say,” the girl replied.
“Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
“Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
She told me that working as a court reporter, she hears a lot of testimony you will never hear on the TV show, Law and Order, including the following give-and-take between the judge and a mother during a paternity suit.
Judge: “Was the child born out of wedlock?”
Mother: “No, sir. Just outside of Louisville.”
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
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