I Love You - Me

My EP friend that I affectionately refer to as “Z” is on a journey of discovery.  The following is dedicated to her and I hope it inspires her to climb through that window when the doors are slammed shut in her face.

I love myself because I am me. I don't have to do anything, say anything, or look in a particular way to love myself. All I need to do is be me. It is enough that I am a beautiful human being and I don’t have to justify my reasons for my love for myself. 

There may be things I'd like to learn to do better or things I'd like to change about myself. This is okay because I still accept myself the way I am now.  As I begin to change in ways that become more helpful in coping with life, I won’t forget that I am just as worthy as I was before. However, now I have a now I have more strength than eve before.

If on some level I am not satisfied with my performance or the way a situation turns out, so what? Who cares? It doesn't matter what anybody thinks about me because I tried my best and I love myself for that.   I accept the occurrence of any outcome regarding "my performance". All I need to do is to let go and be proud of myself for trying. I can learn from everything I do. I accept myself for being me, not for my performance. I am worthy and I deserve this love. Since I love myself and accept myself for who I am, I do not need to compare myself to anyone else. My self worth exists regardless what anybody says or does. I do not need anybody's approval because I love myself the way I am. I am a beautiful and special person. I have an inner beauty that is so radiant that I don't have any choice but to accept myself for who I am.

I love myself for who I was yesterday, for who I am today, and for who I will be tomorrow.


fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
46-50, F
8 Responses Aug 19, 2008

That is a great post, thank you for sharing. I know it is obvious now that I don't <br />
love myself but I know where I want to get to, thanks for showing the way.

Z, I went to a nude beach in Mexico. It was awesome and freeing.

Thanks sweetie!!!!!!!! Love you too! :-)

HC, I have tears in my eyes reading this. I only want to help others and I am glad in some small way I have touched your life but it is me that should be thanking you. You tell me how wonderful, beautiful, and intelligent I am almost every day of my life. You are the sunshine guy in my eyes so thank you.<br />
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HBY, I love you so much.

WOW!.................. Awesome!........ Thank you fg!<br />
Taht brought tears to my eyes! I have always said I want you to rub off on me and I think you are starting to! I really mean it! I wish I would always feel like that, and I read other peoples stories who feel the same or worse than myself and wish they could read your stories or feel the positive feelings flowing out of you. <br />
I know we all have our bad days you too! You are VERY positive, optimistic, hopefull, caring and loving!!!!!!!!!! This world needs more people like you!<br />
Thanks sweetie! :-)

Thanks for this FG. I love myself too, and I love you, girlfriend... Hugs.

I am glad that you read it. I totally had you on my mind last night and I wanted to make sure that you had this foundation. You pointed something out in your comment to me that my guy friend tells me all the time. He even was telling me this Sunday night. He says I have it going on and I will argue with him sometimes bc I don't always feel I have it going on...I ALWAYS love myself and accept myself but no one is perfect. Here is the thing about that however. I am the best me that I can be in the moment and that is how I live my life. THAT IS HOT TO MEN... I am going to be a little out there and bold with this next statement and I hope I don't offend you or others but the fact is that I could care less if my guy wants the lights on or off when we are hitting it. I am happy with me and I have no problem being nude. When you gain that confidence in yourself then it shines through to the outside and guys pick up on that. Like I said in my story I don't live off that but at the same time you get that "yeah baby" feeling when a guy hits on you or at least I do. I have a friend in my life that is 12 years my junior and you see me refer to him as AC in my stories. That man can give me the simplest of compliments and I am happy and hot for days. LOL it is all good believe me. lol

Thanks sooner.