Definition: regard for one's own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).
Happy Valentines Day! It's a day of love! Start loving yourself first!
Here are 14 lovely quotes and my Mini Dark Chocolate Tahini Cup recipe to warm your heart today:
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” – Oscar Wilde
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.” – Kim McMillen
“It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.” – Sidney J. Harris
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Gustav Jung
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Washington Thurman
“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” – Dan Coppersmith
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
Take good care of yourself and know that you are so loved!
Enjoy this healthy treat for YOU and your sweets today. This is the recipe that I posted on Instagram. (Same recipe, just used my IKEA shaped silicone mold for today.)