Just some food for thought...
What if we served unconditionally. What if we could be an unconditionally loving parent, friend, daughter, son, grandparent, or spouse.What if we looked at others and thought how we could unconditionally love them.
Better yet, what if we loved ourselves unconditionally.
This may seem like a strange concept, but hear me out for a second. We live in a world where there is constant comparison. They have a better job then I do, they make more money, they have a faster car, their family seems perfect, they have more friends then I do, the list could go on and on. And speaking on behalf of the girls, Pinterest....need I say more. Ready for some harsh reality... you are right! There are plenty of people who have more then you.
But, let me remind you...it doesn't matter.
A lot of the time we are too hard on ourselves and those around us. Im not saying slack off, or lower your standards. I'm simply saying, don't expect yourself or others to be perfect. There is no such thing.
If we weren't so hard on ourselves all the time we may find our happiness increase and our desire for things decrease. The fact of the matter is, if you don't love yourself then there is no object, no place, or no one who can make you happy. Do those things bring joy and happiness to life, absolutely! But loving yourself unconditionally is a life long task that we can chip away at every day.
It will take work, effort, a different mindset, help from those around you, and even Heavenly help. But, it can be done.
As you unconditionally love yourself, you see your potential. With that comes the decreased desire to be, act, or look like someone else. Recognize your success. Find humility in your failures, but do not doubt yourself or your abilities. Look for reasons to love yourself, and you will find others striving to do the same.
For some it may be simple, for others it may be hard.
But you have reason to love the person you are, and with time will become.
And with that comes the desire to be...