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Once upon a time, I didn't know.

It is cliche' but true, you have to love yourself before you are capable of loving anyone else.  It's even more true in order to actually let another's love reach you.

Now I know all that I want, need and deserve.  I'll never settle for less again.  And I won't apologize for mistakes other people think I've made.

Even though I sometimes feel as if I've lived my life in reverse order, I'm sure there was a reason for all of it.

No point in trying to re-live the past.

I am only moving forward.

SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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Thanks Cjp : )

Well said stay positive and keep moving forward...........

Thanks Miss. I think you're going to get there at a much younger age than I did. ; )

I think you're off to a great start. And you may not recognize the strength for what it is, but it's there. A lot of people never find the strength it takes to love themselves despite faults, yet you have. Don't short change yourself - you are an admirable person. :)

Please don't admire my strength, not sure I have a whole lot of that. It's not that I think life Part 2 will be simpler, way too many challenges ahead for that. My perspective is just much clearer now. Besides, there have to be some benefits to growing older. I'm just trying to look for them.

I'm sorry that it took you so long to learn to love yourself. I can really relate to this story, and I am just learning to stop expecting so much of myself and be happy with the person I am.<br />
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So many times, I have settled for less than I need or deserve just to have that feeling of being loved or wanted. I admire your strength and hope that someday I can be where you are.

Faucon, I just turned 49 last week and I'm already planning the party for my 50th! lol Thanks for the comment. : )

TravelinMan...I admit, it does seem as if my life is somehow backwards and maybe it would have been better to know sooner.<br />
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I plan on really enjoying that second half of my life. : )