Growing in Love With You
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who do I love most of all?”
If you were to ask this question of the Magic Mirror, what would it reflect back to you? And if it were to give you a list of your loved ones, how far down would you be on the list? No matter the answer, breath in and fill your lungs with love, and as you breath back out, share that love, but keep some for yourself as well.
Here’s a thing about love- No matter how many ways you split it, love doesn’t run out, it only grows. Yet when many of us mamas are pouring out our daily servings of love, we might forget to fill up our own cup. Certainly the love that you share with others is valuable beyond measure, but how long can you go filling up others and not saving some for yourself?
What does self love look like as a mother when you have other people and maybe pets that need your love and care? It’s more than self care, radical or otherwise. Love is much deeper than what we do- it can’t be seen or touched, but it can be felt. If you are the type of mama who tells your family how much you love them, consider how often you tell yourself those three words. If you’re a mama who shows your family that you love them with little tokens of affection or lunch box love notes, are you doing the same for yourself? When you look in the mirror each day are you praising yourself or picking yourself apart? When you evaluate how you’ve showed up in the world today, are you celebrating yourself or finding fault?
No matter the answer, breath in and fill your lungs with love, and as you breath back out, share that love, but keep some for yourself as well.
Truth be told, my loving relationship with me is only a few years old, but in that time I have made it my mission to grow deeper in love with myself. So it is with authority that I can share this-- Even if you haven’t fallen in love with yourself as of yet, you can chose to grow into love with you, just as you have grown into love with any other person in your life. You can be kind to yourself when you have done amazing work or have made mistakes, you can flirt with your own reflection in the mirror, and you can appreciate the softness of your skin as you put lotion on it. When you tell your family you love them at the end of the night, you can let the next breath you take fill you up with the same love you share for others.
You are love, you are loved.
I love to help women grow into love with themselves, so you feel called to deepen your relationship with yourself and you need support and guidance, let’s talk.