February is the month of love. This is the month when we are surrounded by pink hues and everything heart shaped from our decor to our candy. Romance shoots out at us like arrows from all directions, and some of us embrace it while many try to keep Cupid at arm's length.
But no matter what you believe about love and relationships, we want to come together and challenge you to approach the month of love in a new way — a “self-love” kind of way.
It doesn't matter what day/month/year it is when you are reading this, we want to encourage you to write a love letter to yourself — one that is full of affirmations and positive messages that you have been longing to hear.
Here is an example:
You can be so hard on yourself most of the time. There's raging warfare in your mind at all times about whether or not you are worthy, valuable, or enough. But I just wanted to tell you that without a doubt, YOU ARE! God didn't create you thinking that you may one day find the formula to lead a life of perfection. He created you knowing full-well your brokenness AND potential.
He created you uniquely. You are hard working, intuitive, an unapologetic dreamer, tender-hearted, and a loyal forgiver. You know those times when you wish you were a better wife or a better mom? Just remember, you are exactly what your children need and, most of the time, exactly what they want. You know the depths of their souls and strive daily to honor those parts. At the end of the day, you love them well, and that matters far more than any academic exercise completed or Pinterest craft made.
Your worth is not about accomplishing a checklist or gaining success. All you must do is keep moving in the right direction — as a writer, a mama, and a follower of Christ.
Just like you can easily give others grace, give yourself a large serving as well.
You deserve it.
Okay, now it's YOUR turn! Write your “self-love” letter and enter it into the comments section at the bottom of this page to show what kind of relationship you are fostering with yourself. If showing the world your letter doesn't sound like your thing, then do it for yourself only.
You'll be glad you did!