I'm grateful to wake to the truths of love this morning. I'm grateful for the reminder that love starts within. I believe everything in this world is a reflection of ourselves and love is no exception. When we judge those around us, we are casting that judgement on ourselves. And when we search for love from the people around us, we must first be willing to give love to ourselves. Our family and friends give us love and try and show us the perfection that they see within us but until we are willing to see it in ourselves we can not fully accept their gift of love. Without love starting within we will be dependent on the words and reassurances of others that can not sustain the way self- love sustains. Respect works much the same way. People treat us the way we teach them how to treat us. When we are wanting more respect we must not only give respect but also settle for nothing less for ourselves. The world was created to operate on love. Our hearts are programmed for love. It is the imbalances and forgetting the truths about love that bring imbalances to our lives. So today, take some time to honor and love yourself. I know I will! Take some time to focus on the love you want to see and how you can start by giving that to yourself. How do you speak to yourself? How do you treat yourself? Is it with the love and understanding that you use with the ones you love? If not, how can you bring it back to love? You are a beautiful gift to this world. Y
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.