I have the words "love yourself" tattooed on my wrist, above some scars I earned in my 20s.
Sometimes when people see it they joke around: "do you need a reminder?" they ask. Or "is that so you don't forget?" My answer is yes to both questions, no joke.
The scars underneath the tattoo are from a time when I didn't love myself at all, when I searched so hard to find something but I just kept coming up empty.
Sometimes I still feel a little empty - those times are much less, but man sometimes life can be oh so hard.
I got some disappointing news tonight and this is life - you can be let down and disappointed over and over again, & life isn't always fair. But it's this permanent reminder on my wrist that there IS more, that there IS love, & that this WILL pass, that often acts as a little touch stone for me. Because sometimes life is amazing, and sometimes people are beautiful, and sometimes you just feel love for no reason at all other than you are you.
Here's to hope xo
#thistooshallpass #loveyourself #yogalove
Ps I'm totally fine my sweet friends - well, you know.. Everything will be fine and good smile emoticon just one of those days xxx