‘You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.’ ~Buddha
Jesus replied: “Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
You deserve to be thankful for yourself today–and every day. You are a child of the Creator, and you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are unique. You were created for a purpose. You are intended to grow and thrive, to live and love, to laugh and give, to create and participate.
As the two faith traditions (Buddhism and Christianity) quoted above agree, it is important to love yourself. Only when you love and accept yourself for who you are can you truly love others.
So when the days seem rough, and you wonder whether you are worthy, special, or worth loving, take heart. You ARE wonderful. Live into your potential. Value your self so that you may value others, serve others, and love this beautiful yet broken world.
Today I am thankful for wonderful YOU! Blessings on your day, your life, and your relationships.
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