love yourself... because you're worth it!

A few Mondays ago I posted a motivational quote that says "we accept the love we think we deserve". In many ways this isn't really a motivational quote so much as a reminder to ourselves. If we don't value ourselves, we don't think we are worthy of great things or great people coming into our life. For me this quote didn't speak to me so much about love, but about living a fulfilled life.  So often we rob ourselves of experiences in life because we don't feel we deserve them, or perhaps that we aren't ready for them. Self image, self worth and loving yourself really is the first step to living a fulfilled life. This isn't about living a life full of arrogance of who you are and what you've achieved. Rather its about taking a good hard look at yourself, your gifts, your talents, recognizing their value and finding a way to share those with others - to their benefit.

If you do nothing else this week, take 5 minutes to write down all the things you bring to the table (your skills, passions, talents) - in your relationships, with your family, to you job. Take a good hard look at the list and recognize that you have something amazing to offer. And then look for an opportunity to offer it.  Remember - you and me - we are amazing!