Because it’s easy to love yourself when you’re working out everyday. Or when you’ve been eating well.
Sticking to the plan.
It’s easy to love yourself when you’re doing everything right, but what about those moments where you’re anything but?
I used to get hung up on those moments. Beat myself up for my failures. I would hang on to every imperfection. Every mistake.
The truth is, I would be become very insecure. I would believe that people could see every single fault of mine, but the actual truth was only I could see them.
And even though I’ve had my fair share of ‘mean girls’ there’s no one meaner than myself.
Given the opportunity, I can cut myself down to nothing.
And it isn’t pretty.
Because wouldn’t it make sense to love yourself especially during those times?
I am always talking about giving grace to others. Showing compassion and love, even when they don’t deserve it.
So why not me?
Why not ourselves?
Because even though I might have an off day. Or even though I might make a bad choice. Or I might slip. That’s just one choice. Why not celebrate the hundreds of good choices I’ve made?
Why not be able to celebrate the choice to love myself even when it’s hard?
So what if I had a doughnut for breakfast instead of my 3 hardboiled eggs. And maybe chocolate cake at the birthday party wasn’t necessary, but, boy, was it good.
Because there’s no reason to beat myself up over it. I made the choice and now it’s time to move on.
Because the next good decision is right around the corner.
And the best decision you can ever make is to love yourself.