Mothers Nurture …
They care for and encourage their children. Good mothers nurture. If you didn’t have a good one, chances are she didn’t either. However, the Good News is it’s never too late to fix that. You can learn to nurture yourself and that’s what REAL love is… to care for and encourage yourself.
Are you worthy of being loved?
If you were raised in a home with parents who didn’t treat you like you mattered – you entered adulthood feeling like you weren’t worth loving. There was a time not so long ago when female children were not considered as valuable as male children because males could do more valuable work and they were stronger. This created a generation, or several generations of women who did not feel worthy of love because they weren’t loved properly. Most everyone knows now that all of God’s children are of equal value, but it took a long time to get here. All are worthy of being loved.
Loving yourself is not selfishness.
We almost got the whole REAL love picture when we were told to put our own oxygen mask on first in the airplane. We cannot love others if we don’t love ourselves, just like we can’t save them if we don’t save ourselves first. Until we can be kind, care for and encourage ourselves, we can’t REALLY love others. If I am impatient with myself, I will be impatient with you. If I can’t be merciful to me, I won’t show you any either. The bottom line is we can’t give away love we don’t have to give. We have to learn to love ourselves before we can love others, and it’s not selfish at all.
God said to love Him, yourself and others.
Mothers who know how to nurture themselves will nurture their children, and that’s the REAL love story here. We wish all the Moms a very happy Mother’s Day. Now go on and love yourself like God himself told you to!
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