Love begins with you...

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.  - Mother Teresa

I love Mother Teresa and her writings. Her writings are so honest. They always speak of forgiveness as the best way to overcome pain.

How sad it must be to live in a home where one has allowed differences to grow and heartache to tear at its very foundation.

How sad it must feel to be lonely and unloved within the same four walls.

I personally do not believe we need a therapist or a counselor to show us how to love.

I believe healing begins at the point in our lives when we begin to accept ourselves as we are.

We begin our own journeys toward love, by being kinder and more loving to ourselves.

When we begin to believe that we can love ourselves, believe in ourselves and trust ourselves.

The journey to love begins within us - we must be the seed.

We must continually water our souls with positive self affirming thoughts and forgiveness.

We must look for every opportunity to nourish our spirits with acts of kindness and goodwill.

Soon it is easy to let someone get closer, to allow them in - to love and let our love grow.

We must recognize that all along it was some unresoved anger or negative emotion that kept us from loving us - and loving them.

So the first step is to forgive anyone who has hurt us...

Forgive them for any pain they may have caused.

Then quickly follow up by forgiving ourselves.

Who knows how many times we fanned the flames of anger.

When we purposely kept stirring the ambers out of spite or pettiness.

Love will come to us and our home once we forgive, accept, and nurture ourselves. 

Love will come to us and our home once we are able to forgive, accept and nurture another.

We begin the journey towards loving another when we begin to love ourselves.

Love begins...

Make it a great dia!

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