You Can Still Be Loved Without Loving Yourself
A couple months ago, I shared this post on my personal Facebook:
This is always a thought I have had but I have never heard anyone else express it so naturally, I assumed I was in the wrong and brushed it off. Okay, okay, that’s a lie- you know me. I didn’t brush it off. I never brush anything off. I’m still haunted by situations I was wrong in when I was in elementary school for crying out loud.
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me “no one will love you until you love yourself”, I’d have enough money to pay off the therapy I’ll need for the rest of my life to recover from everyone telling me I am undeserving of love because I don’t love myself.
Let me tell you this: YOU DESERVE LOVE FROM OTHERS REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF. As a matter of fact, sometimes you need to experience love from someone else to help you discover the most lovable parts of you.
It’s okay to question your good qualities.
It’s okay to not know exactly who you are.
It’s okay to be dissatisfied with choices you’ve made.
What’s not okay is allowing other people’s opinions of how you view yourself dictate whether or not you deserve to be loved.
You deserved to be loved. I love you. Whether I know you or not, I love you simply for being you.