Sometimes you just have to be Your Own Hero
Updated: Feb 23, 2019
Tired of waiting for Prince Charming to come find you? Tired of waiting for life to get better? I sure am. So I am going to be my own knight in shining armor. Let’s face it, no one is ever going to love me better than I can love myself. It’s finally sinking in….the old proverb that says “you can’t give what you don’t have”….”you can’t love someone until you love yourself.”
I am taking action everyday to figure out what value I bring to the world around me, not in a prideful way, but being brutally honest about what gifts I bring to the table. Kindness, empathy, safety, humor, resourceful, loyal, loving, all things I would have loved to have in a mate, but now I see I have had them in me all along. I know it’s not socially acceptable to say nice things about yourself, but how are you ever going to see who you are if you don’t. Other people can point them out to you, but when you can see them and call yourself out for having that gift, there is no better path to love.
If you don’t know where to start with this, ask your closest friends to write down 5 gifts or traits you have that they love you for. Once you see what they see, it will make it easier to start seeing these traits in yourself. We have been trained not to see our own good, so you might not know where to look, or assume something is not a gift because you think everyone thinks or feels that way. Looking at yourself through the eyes of your confidants can give you just compass you need to take the inner journey to find you.
So strap on that cape…..mine is pink with sparkles on it, and go claim your inner gifts and beauty. Know that without you in their life, some people’s life would be a little less shiny, a little less happy, or a little less safe; starting with your own!