Deserve your love and affection
Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, to say was an intelligent man is an understatement. We so often think about other people and what we need to do to make others love us that we forget that it’s most important for us to love ourselves. We live in a world where we are taught to believe that we are quite worthless unless we do something or another. That is just not true. Rather than yearning for love elsewhere, we should first and foremost look within ourselves. I believe that, just as you cannot help others if you are sick, you cannot love others fully if you do not love yourself.
On another note, I always take the very end of a quote to make my Friday photo/quotes and when I put in my title for this particular quote, it got my thinking. Not only should we love ourselves no matter what, but we should live our lives in a manner that we find deserving of our own love. Would you love yourself if you were someone else? I hope the answer is yes. If not, you always have the power to change that. I hope you have a weekend full of positivity!