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To Me, Love Is Loving Yourself First

I have different outlook from most of people regarding  love.  
For me,  love is not something that I can find in other human being.
Love is something that I have to reach out from deep within me. I think love is more in the sense be able to give your love freely to other and acknowledge the love from other.
And in order to do that, first and foremost, I should loving myself. 
Of course I don’t mean it in selfish or narcissistic  way, that would be too extreme 

What I mean with loving myself is by cherishing all these gifts that blessed to me, and sharing them to the world, or at the very least people who know me.
Loving myself by forgiving all my flaws and mistakes, and knowing that I could be better, that I could do better.
Loving myself by discovering beauty in everyday life, and be grateful for them.
Loving myself by celebrate all fond memories and joy, and recognize the lesson behind the hardship, and then move on with much more grace and wisdom than before.
Love is loving yourself first. That is how I define love.

I'm still working on it, and I think it would take a lifetime to work on it, but its a work that would reward me so much so I'm happy to do it.
Of course, it would be nice if I found my own Prince Charming, the man that I can lean to when life get rough, someday...maybe.
For now, I’m content for being on my own, though.
The way I see it, as long as I love myself, I have all the love in the world 
charmingpurple charmingpurple 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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For me, love is a commitment. So even when the feelings are low you keep going. Doesn't mean it's easy, doesn't mean that you don't stuff. We're all people after all. But you make a commitment & you keep it.

Well said, if you are not happy with yourself how can you make someone else happy?

Beautiful story, you are very wise, especially considering you are pretty young. :)

Eh haven't you realize? there is no such a thing as young girls. we girls born million years old :D

Good point.

i should start thinking like you!

No matter how you perceived about love, you always have to love yourself too :)

Nice story..

Wow! Beautiful written. You are wise beyond your years. Good way of thinking. A lot of people's happiness depends on others loving them but I think and agree with you. We have to love ourselves first and be happy with ourselves and then we can share that love/happiness with others. I love this quote "The way I see it, as long as I love myself, I have all the love in the world." (Excellent!)

You are a princess and in time you'll find your prince charming. Great that you are taking this time to get to know you right now. Kudos to you ;)

Aww *blushingmadly* thank you, you're so nice to me. I did have my drama queen moments few years back, you won't like me, LoL

Yeah I had my moments too in the past. What matters though is who you are today. :)