How much do you love yourself?
I love chocolates! I love ice-creams! I love to party! I love that dress! I love that dish! I love my boyfriend/girlfriend. I love my puppy! I love this… I love that…. This is my favorite… That is my favorite… But how many of you actually have the guts to stand in front of a mirror and say that you love yourself? Forget about saying… How many of you actually love yourself?
Self-love… Is it difficult? Hard? Why so? Oh! Many of you would be guilty of your past deeds. You were compelled by certain circumstances… and what you did wasn’t feasible. It wasn’t acceptable. So now you hate yourself for being such a maniac; because you might have gotten it right. Right? But that’s just not how things work. Believe it or not, it couldn’t have been any better than it did. Because, it is written… If your intentions were right, you are not at the wrong path. Or even if the intentions were wrong then, and you have got a hell load of guilt at your heart, still you are not at the wrong path. Everyone human makes mistakes; every human learns. Because there isn’t just black or white, there’s a lot of grey.
If you might have heard about forgiveness, I won’t put in efforts to knit that virtue into words, because, it is something that must be felt through the heart. If you can forgive others for what they did to you, why can’t you forgive yourself? And, if you say that you love your boyfriend, but you hate yourself, then please try to be more true to yourself. If you cannot love yourself, then you cannot love anyone else also. The vice versa is also true. If you cannot love yourself, then, no one, absolutely no one in the world can. No matter what they say!
So for now, take out some time from your ‘there’s no time to stand and stare’ life, for no one but yourself. Throw up an extra nice shirt. Put up an extra shade of vibrant gloss. Put up nice footwear. Put up a real smile (the most important thing!), and go on a date with yourself. Coming back home, confront you in front of a mirror. Smile and tell the person at the other end of the mirror with confidence- “I love you”.