"But it's important" she argued back, the last syllable of her sentence trailing off into exhausted defeat. If you looked long enough into her eyes you'd see her exhaustion from trying to get the world to see. In one-way or the other she had been screaming to the world to everyone and to no one in particular, that it were important. She knew it was important, she knew that if everyone just stopped, just for long enough, they'd see it too. She stared desperately back at her friend, willing her to see that it were important. She sucked in a sharp breath, and willed herself to keep an easy tone, she reached out for her friend's hands and quietly said to her "I need you to know that you are important, you have value, you deserve to love yourself. It is important for you to love yourself".

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We've all heard the mantra of self-love and its importance and we often encourage our friends and loved ones to love themselves and preach that they deserve love, but what about ourselves? Are we as kind with our bodies, our minds and our spirits? When was the last time that you did something for yourself, which reflected self-love? I'm just as guilty and sometimes the process of seeing yourself as deserving of love is so emotionally draining that we often want to run away from it all. BUT IT IS IMPORTANT! It is important to love you, to love yourself, for us to love ourselves. It's a journey that will drive you to the brink of insanity and then propel you backwards so many times that you will often feel like giving up. The trick here is to remember that it is in the journey that you find yourself and love your self. I know its cliché but true!!

So love yourself and remember that you are important and deserving of love!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

Till next time, Be Brave, Be True, Be you!

-Liz

(originally posted on https://theantithesisofliz.wordpress.com)

Published by Liz E