Love is an inexhaustible stream
given at birth for me to give away
the only power I have
the only thing I could ever control
is my choice to love
I don’t have to chase it
or look for it I am it
so I decide to love
right now this second
giving you my love
makes my love overflow
the only reason to be alive is to love
any other reason and you are just biding time
I was thinking about what motivated me to quit smoking. I was not walking my talk. Now that I know what self-love really looks like I am finding it easy to make changes in my life that prove how much i love myself.
Since my earlier post where I talked about not yet having forgiven the man who raped me at five, I have done a lot of thinking about forgiveness.
I forgave the little girl in me for being vulnerable. I forgave her all the things she thought she had done wrong because she really had done nothing wrong. It was not her fault and it had nothing to do with her personally. I forgave her for crying and for loving the wrong people because she did not know how to protect herself. I told her how strong she is and how brave she has been. I told her how proud i am of her for all of her accomplishments because she had a lot to overcome.
I forgave her and told her that I loved her and would always be here to protect her.
After that forgiving my perpetrator was easy. That is the gift of self-love I give to myself.