Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the best love of all

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our Smith & Emma fans. For the last week or so we have talked about love in terms of family, romantic relationships and friends...but today it's time to talk about the most important love relationship of all...the one with yourself!

Of course it is great to be loved by others. But it is essential to be loved by yourself. Not only is it the basis of healthy relationships with those said loved ones, you deserve it!

Loving yourself isn't telling yourself you are perfect (even though you are quite fantastic), but treating yourself with patience, kindness, gentleness and forgiveness, i.e. loving yourself the way you try to love others.

So, today, do something to show yourself a little love. Forgive yourself for something you did wrong, or splurge on coffee and a bagel, instead of just the coffee (this was mine ;)).

And of course, what would today be without a quote from Carrie Bradshaw? "But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself..."

Have a wonderful day ladies...and don't forget to celebrate YOU!

1 comment:

  1. Great great post! Such an important thing, to love oneself. Sometimes I think we get so worried about being selfish, but there is a time and a place to put yourself first.

    Have a great day today!