The Greatest Love of All
I'm not the biggest Whitney Houston fan, but, after her death, the radio stations were going crazy playing her music. As we were painting the upstairs, the song "The Greatest Love of All" was playing. I started listening to the words while I was singing along and it hit me how true this song is.
The greatest love of all IS inside of each of us. No one will ever love us the way we love ourselves. Even one of the greatest commands says that we should love our neighbors like we love ourselves. Well, if you don't love yourself very much, how can you love someone else? It's why if we don't feel we are very lovable, we will allow others to abuse us in some way. Oh, I did it myself. I allowed my ex to try and remold me into someone he could like better. I know better now. We also need to teach our children that they should love themselves above others. No, that doesn't mean that they should be conceited. It means that they should have enough love and respect for themselves to not settle just because something better will not come along. It means that they should know that they are worthy. And, you should know you are, too. It sounds counter intuitive to love ourselves the most. But, if we don't, who will?