L.O.V.E = Learn, Observe, Value and Embrace

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved” – George Sand


Love is so powerful it’ll bring the best out of us in ways we never imagined. It is a selfless gift to those we cherish and share this emotion with. Love also makes you feel vulnerable because you are showing a side that could ultimately hurt you. In today’s post I want to stress the importance of loving yourself first before giving others unconditional love.

Loving someone requires patience, consideration and an open mind to fully accept differences. But when it comes down to loving ourself first, we sometimes point out our flaws and compare who we are with others. Being truly happy with who you are comes with accepting everything about yourself.

L- Learn

Through heartbreaks and experiences, we learn about what we like or don’t like. Relationships with friends and loved ones is a true gift of learning because we are exposed to love others through selfless acts. 

O- Observe

After we learn more about ourselves through experiences, it’s important to observe what you have learned and to stay aware. Having a keen observation on what we like or dislike is a positive attribute that’ll strengthen our awareness of self. 

V- Value

Whatever it is you value, be confident about it. Whatever you value in your life should not be conducted by someone else’s view points but purely out of your core beliefs. The beauty of having different values is being able to learn about each other’s value system. No one should be able to tell you that their values reign over the other, if that’s the case, show them the door.

E- Embrace

Embrace your values and never stop building yourself upwards because we aren’t meant to be the same. Instead of comparing yourself to what other people on social media might have, love yourself for what you’ve accomplished in your own life. How do you define success? Whatever your answer may be, know that your capabilities is what can make a difference!

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We’ve all achieved our own heights of success with so much more to come. To love someone fully, it’s so important to be happy with yourself first. To be happy, we need to accept ourself.  Sharing the gift of love not only means you are giving affection but you are accepting each other’s differences and most importantly accepting the love we give to each other. 

Love is a selfless and beautiful bind to connect with each other and better humanity.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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