To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness...-Robert Nesta Marley.
So many of us know the word L-O-V-E 💞 It has been said by many that
"To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness."
-Robert Nesta Marley
I sit here on my lunch break thinking back on L-O-V-E 💜 and how L-O-V-E
has been a challenge and still is an everyday challenge for me to unwrap. Some may say, “but love is free...
you can easily utter the words “I love you" and go on about your day. As much as this is true, this is not necessarily a known reality for everyone.
I am someone who grew up in a house-hold that never said "I love you" on a regular basis. So expressing love didn’t always come easy. Becoming a
victim of rape did NOT help with expressing my feelings either, and inviting L-O-V-E 💕 into my life became very difficult.
I often thank God for my Pastor/ Mentor Lady Dez Kadesh for always expressing the urge for love.
It has not been an easy task for me to show love and express my feelings, my husband would be a great witness lol, but
as stated in the quote above, when you fall in love with your self it does not only give you happiness, but
peace and joy knowing that no matter what people may say no matter what people may do or what the world, social media "states" is real love; it can not compare to that of unconditional LOVE ❤️. Which leads me to
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Now if God can love you through your sins, through your up’s and downs, love you through it all no matter what, why are you so hard on your self? Why are you holding on to that thing that will not let you see beyond your flaws, beyond your mistakes?
Now I am not saying your going to wake up today and be all lovable, but surely make it your daily goal to love more,
let this be the year that love covers all pain and past hurt, whether it is self-love, school, career, family, friendships, or any other relationships.... don't let the enemy win your joy and take away your love for all things mentioned; let your love win over the joy of your family, friendships, relationships, dreams etc. Yes I know its not easy, but trust me the moment I decided that my past would have no
control and I mean no control over my self-love 💕I overcame hurt, pain and embraced life with L-O-V-E 😍. By the grace of our Heavenly Father; I conquered fear and became a champion.—Cristal Lowe
For more champion arories of love stay tuned for next week’s blog post as cofounder DevinMarie reflects on her unique journey towards embracing self-love post-sexual assault.
Until then, all of you who support, read, learn, grow and heal with us, (we appreciate your journey, and your extended love towards us)
With Love and Solidarity,
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