You cannot give something you don’t have. So, love yourself first to be able to give love.
If you don’t love yourself first, you can’t truly love another. It IS very necessary.
We all tend to worry about everyone else and forget to love ourselves!
Love and happiness are within ourselves. When you are happy you share /spread your happiness /love to others. That’s why love/happiness should start from ourselves first.
It’s called self respect and taking care of yourself. We must accept and love ourselves so we we can accept and love others.
Think of yourself as a vessel. You must fill yourself up first, full of love and happiness and then you can share this with someone. Otherwise you will always be looking for someone to fill that vessel for you and be dependent on them for your happiness. If they don’t meet your expectations, you will be unhappy and it will always be a roller coaster ride of emotions. Besides, it’s not fair to place that responsibility on another person or vice versa. If that person ever leaves you, You will be an empty vessel. Love yourself, take care of yourself, and find your happiness inside yourself and if you ever find yourself alone in life, you will always carry happiness in your heart. ~ Brigitte Nicole
Make yourself a complete loving human being first in order to be able to love another. Otherwise it is impossible to have a healthy loving relationship with another person. If you don’t make yourself a priority, (self care, boundaries, nutrition, self respect, ect,) you will not be able to give of yourself to someone who may need love, help, attention or care, friendship or a relationship. ~ Brigitte Nicole
Love myself to empower within not looking for people to make me happy does not mean that I am self conceited nor self absorbed, egotistical but loving myself of not letting anyone or anything to keep me down. I live my everyday as it comes and make the best of it no matter what of circumstances or challenging situations I come across with because if I don’t no one will do it for me. ~ Norma Powell
It’s only wrong when your happiness is at the cost of someone else’s misery. ~ Alina Parish
We deserve it and we need to in order to survive this “new” life we have been given.