Love yourself

Sometimes life hurts…and that’s okay.  Sometimes it’s okay to get emotional and to not be perfect.  Be you and express that in whatever way works best for you.

For a long time I’ve been working on loving myself and “ignoring the noise” of people who don’t like me.  It’s a difficult process and one that I’ve never been very good at…but i’m learning.  My whole life I have always internalized everything and took negative things that I heard to heart which is a very bad habit to break.   I believe it’s because my primary love language is “Words of Affirmation”, so the negative words cut that much deeper.  In the world, you will always be wrong.  That’s just the way things work and this summarizes life perfectly.

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You will always find people that don’t get you or don’t like you or think that you should live life their way, but we have to learn to not need their approval.  Yes, I will never get “thicker skin”, because that’s just the way God made me and I don’t want to be like everyone else.  It definitely hurts more when it’s close friends or even family, but you have to focus on loving yourself.  There are people in this world that love me for me so why would I change to become something different?

I sincerely hope that I never become the type of person that judges others or causes them to feel like they are anything less than beautiful.  Yes, there is lots that I don’t agree with, but I refuse to try to change people into who I think that they should be.  You see, it can be very easy to judge a person by what you see on social media…or even in real life.  But are you married to them?  Do you see their hearts or know their struggles that they’re wrestling?  I truly believe that this world be a much better place if everyone picked up a bit more empathy for others sharing this space.

I want to be the person that my husband sees when he looks at me, smiles and says “I just love you so much“.  I want to see what he sees and forget all of the negative opinions and harsh words of those who want to cause nothing but pain.

Love yourself the way that God loves you, because you’re beautiful just the way you are!

~Melissa Grim

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