How do I love thee, let me count the ways....
I’ve always loved that poem and honestly only attributed it to romantic love, that is, until now. I see a broader scope of the poem. It can be attributed to many things but how about to ourselves? What would happen if we loved ourselves that much? Why is it so hard to imagine? Self love is the utmost important love we can have in this world, yet the most elusive. As I am getting older, I am learning the importance of self love. The importance of putting my needs higher up on the ranking. Saying nice things to myself rather than the monologue of self doubt that typically plays.
Giving myself all the love and attention that I need and not feeling guilty! •
Today, I challenge you. Give yourself some self loving, words of praise, a special treat. Start counting the ways you can love yourself and watch your cup begin to overflow. That overflow will smother everyone around you with love, love, love. •
Scroll to the right to read the whole poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. •
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