Do you know that every day I struggle with loving myself? That sounds kind of harsh. I’ll say that most days I LIKE myself…but self-love is not something that I have completely achieved. I have insecurities, just like everyone else, that always seem to be creeping around the corner. Apparently, I was born with this constant need to be better, smarter, skinnier, prettier, more talented….basically just MORE all the way around.
It’s definitely something that concerns me – particularly now that I’m a mom. While contemplating over this I happened to stumble upon a blog post by my favorite blogger, Casey Wiegand, that’s on this exact same topic and she said something that really struck me…
I truly believe that when we love ourselves we have the ability to love others better. And we are setting an example. The right example. – Casey Wiegand
This is so incredibly true. By loving myself I can love my husband, son and the other people in my life better. By loving myself I will be teaching my son the importance of accepting one’s self. And my resulting decision over all of this is just like Casey’s….I’m going to learn to love myself, not only for me, but for all of the people I care about.