Nov 28, 2017 – Why Loving Yourself Is So Important
By Noah Honawon
Life has taught me to love everyone, especially myself.
It’s funny right? No it’s not. Most people have talked about underestimating others and they never talked about themselves. What about you? How many times have you done that to yourself? I think am also talking about you and not me.
But that’s true, how many times have I thought I couldn’t do something or reach a height?
How many times have I, in my most factual and sincere mind with all compassion, what others call church mind, set limits that are far too less or low for myself? Countless.
I respect others and appreciate them when they do something good. Not jealous or envious of their success or achievements but obviously I never did that to myself. If I did, I wouldn’t be writing this.
That for me is bad, really bad. It erodes me of self-worth and personal dignity. I mean, what’s the point of lifting others when I myself am plugging down the trail. Am good, yeah even if no one tells me. At least if am not you wouldn’t read this article up to this point.
But I have got to appreciate myself, even if just a pat on the back or an unusual meal once a while. I could just go to the movies, walk through the beach, buy a new cloth, do something unusual but not crazy just to say “thanks man, you are appreciated.”
It’s not pride. It is self-esteem. Who am I to be humble when God has made me proud by creating such abilities in me, leading me to discover them and providing a means to express them?
Sometimes selfies may be too much but they show self-worth. I show I am handsome (you put your own) if I take selfies and post them online. It doesn’t matter if someone likes it or not.
What matters is that I see myself worthy of being online, my pictures are worthy of being seen by someone else. I may employ moderation but I will definitely do it, either you like it or not.
So I will get on it, it may be once in a blue moon but I will do it. I have got to be celebrated, not just on my birthday and not necessarily by others, but by myself. It will sound boring right? I will try to make it as interesting as possible.
That’s my new resolution.
I love myself. Do you?