I have been invited to write an article for a new online magazine, La belle vie Magazine, for it’s February edition. Since it’s the month of everyone’s favorite and least favorite Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day, my article is to be about love.
This is not meant to be another how to get it, hold onto it, reignite it article. It is actually meant to be about one of the most cliched and elusive forms of love I’ve heard of ~ self love.
I have heard it said many times in various ways, and I’m sure you have too: In order to truly love another, you must first love yourself. I want to move beyond the cliche, dig beneath the surface, and see past the obvious. I want to know what you think it means. I’m curious to see how you learned to love yourself or if it’s something you still struggle with, as I do. For those who have achieved the state of loving who you are, I am very interested in whether it was inherent in your nature or something that had to be nurtured.
My clock is ticking and I have a little over two weeks to write the article and have it ready. So, help me out and share, tweet, and most importantly leave a comment. If you don’t want to be named in the article, just include “Anonymous” or a nickname of your choice in the comment. Then I will do two things: 1) I will hide your comment from public view and 2) if I use your comment in the article, I will credit to whichever name you left. For those who leave a public comment, I will list your blog address in the credits section of my article. After all, even if I don’t quote your comment, what you offer will still contribute to my cogitation on the subject and influence what I write.
Blessings and thanks to you all.