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Love Yourself Challenge - Day 23 - How To Love Yourself Tip #4 - Forgive Yourself

Monday, January 30, 2012




Loving yourself is mainly about having self-respect which is the only dependable way to create love in our own life to share with others. Continuing with tips from www.wikihow.com/Love-Yourself on how we can learn to do just that,

Tip #4 is,

Forgive yourself. Don't punish yourself for something you have done in the past. Instead, look at the mistake as a learning experience. Say to yourself now: “I forgive myself for _______.” Go look in a mirror and say it out loud to yourself, look yourself right in the eyes and speak forgiveness like you mean it. Don't ever demean or ridicule yourself, or if you do then laugh realizing that was then and this is now. Every day is a new beginning.

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. ~ Les Brown

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~ Paul Boese




  
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TX_WILDHEART 1/31/2012 2:57PM

    hard lesson to learn.. harder still to implement but its a great lesson! Its too easy to listen to my own negative chatter.. thank you for the reminder. Hugs
Rhonda

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/31/2012 1:01AM

    I so agree with you on this. You have to forgive yourself in order to move forward or you'll just remain stuck.

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DEE107 1/30/2012 11:52PM

    thanks for sharing

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SPARKYCARLEY 1/30/2012 10:12PM

    Learning to forgive, both others and myself, and to let go of past events; has been one of my biggest challenges in life. But it is so very much worth all the effort, and the journey to get to this point.

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Love Yourself Challenge - Day 22 - How To Love Yourself Tip #3 - Let Go Of The Past

Sunday, January 29, 2012




Loving yourself is mainly having self-respect which is the only dependable way to create love in our own life to share with others. Continuing with tips from www.wikihow.com/Love-Yourself on how we can learn to do just that,

Tip #3 is,

Learn to let go of past events. You deserve a fresh beginning! There are a lot of people out there that have had hard lives/bad beginnings or moments. Don't close yourself out of grief, disappointments, or fears of future ridicule. Acknowledge your feelings, but work to put them behind you. Cherish what you have learned from your challenges, and how you have changed and grown from them.

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." ~ quote by Unknown



  
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DEE107 1/30/2012 1:17PM

    love it thanks for sharing

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DGFOWLER 1/30/2012 7:07AM

    Love it, what awesome advice. Donna

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/29/2012 8:01PM

    This is something that can hold you back if you don't let things go. Great stuff!

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SLIMTONES 1/29/2012 4:59PM

    LOVE that quote! Thanks for sharing.

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Love Yourself Challenge - Day 21 - How To Love Yourself Tip #2 - Do Random Acts Of Kindness

Saturday, January 28, 2012



Loving yourself is mainly having self-respect which is the only dependable way to create love in our own life to share with others. Continuing with tips from www.wikihow.com/Love-Yourself on how we can learn to do just that,

Tip #2 is,

Create goodwill and thankfulness by practicing random deeds of kindness by sharing your being with others in many ways. Share your knowledge in nice ways or make a small donation to a needy elderly person or to an unfortunate child.

Share opportunities for your potential happiness by sharing goals and accomplishments with a special person or a group. Help a candidate or a political cause or a community project. Help at a school or church.

Other ideas from www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/
29-ways-to-carry-out-random-acts-of-ki
ndness-every-day.html
are:

1. Send someone a hand written note of thanks.
2. Make a card at home and send it to a friend for no reason.
3. Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.
4. Put some coins in someone else’s parking meter.
5. Buy a coffee for the man on the high street selling The Big Issue magazine.
6. Cut your neighbour’s hedge.
7. Walk your friend’s dog.
8. Give a compliment about your waiter / waitress to his / her manager.
9. Send someone a small gift anonymously.
10. Stop and help someone replace their flat tyre.
11. Let someone jump the queue at the bank.
12. Pay for the drinks on the next table at a café.
13. Treat a friend to the movies for no reason.
14. Give a huge tip to someone when they least expect it.
15. Hold the train door open for someone rushing to get in.
16. Give up your seat for someone, not just an elderly person.
17. Write notes of appreciation at least once a week.
18. Talk to a homeless person and have a “normal” conversation.
19. Pick up some rubbish in the road which would otherwise be lying around.
20. Compliment a work colleague for their excellence.
21. Recommend a competitor to a potential client.
22. Give another driver your parking spot.
23. Give a piece of fruit to a delivery person.
24. Help an elderly neighbour carry the rubbish out.
25. Tell all your family members how much your appreciate them.
26. Leave a copy of an interesting book on a train / bus.
27. Buy an inspirational book for a friend.
28. Send a thank you note to a person who has helped you in the past.
29. Smile a lot.

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. ~ Harold Kushner

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. ~ Dalai Lama

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James Matthew Barrie



  
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DGFOWLER 1/30/2012 7:08AM

    These are wonderful suggestions. We should do more of this kind of stuff, not because we have to, but because we want to. Donna

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DEE107 1/29/2012 12:57AM

    thanks for sharing

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BLUE42DOWN 1/28/2012 10:34PM

    Beautiful!

I used to have a group named "Random Acts of Kindness" in a game I played. We would pick out other players and give them helpful things or listen for those asking questions and answer.

Definitely going to see if I can't do at least one of these today. One I like doing is to go in and buy a meal for a homeless person asking for some spare change for food. (I don't ever carry cash, but buying the food I like doing.)

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SPARKYCARLEY 1/28/2012 5:55PM

    I love this list. I can really see me doing many of these.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/28/2012 2:01PM

    These are all great things to do. I'm going to copy and print this up to keep in my journal. Thanks!
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Love Yourself Challenge - Day 20 - How To Love Yourself Tip #1 - Respect Yourself

Friday, January 27, 2012



www.wikihow.com/Love-Yourself very wisely tells us that we spend so much time waiting to be loved, hoping love will find us, searching, yearning for that special love. Feeling empty and lost without it. Wanting someone to give us love and fill us up. Unfortunately, that’s not usually how life works. Loving yourself is mainly having self-respect which is the only dependable way to create love in your own life to share with others. When you expect love from an external source, and someone or something does not fulfill your void and fantasies, then you will feel worse than before. To be able to be loved, you must love and respect yourself as much as you do others. This series of tips should help us do that.

The first tip is,

Treat others with love and respect. Bringing joy to other peoples' lives will help you find joy in your own. In addition, those that you treat well will likely repay you with the same kindness. Gradually you will start to feel your worth through the smiles of gratitude.

Respect yourself and others will respect you. ~ Confucius

Respect yourself, respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself
Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na
Respect yourself, respect yourself. ~ The Staple Singers
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oab4ZCfTbOI&
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DGFOWLER 1/30/2012 7:10AM

    One certainly follows the other... Donna

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ROSALIEESTHER 1/28/2012 2:12PM

    Right On! emoticon

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DEE107 1/28/2012 12:21AM

    how true

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/27/2012 1:31PM

    This is such a great lesson that everyone needs to learn. Thanks!

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Love Yourself Challenge - Day 19 - Self Esteem Awareness Tip #14 - You Rule

Thursday, January 26, 2012




Continuing with "How to Love Yourself tips for greater happiness and joy" found at www.selfesteemawareness.com/how-to-l
ove-yourself.htm


The fourteenth tip is:

YOU RULE

Learn to be in charge of your life, do not let other people decide what is best for you. Love is deciding what is best for you without letting others interfere with your decisions. Responsibility means that you can take a decision and if what you choose goes wrong you will respond by learning the lesson knowing that it was your choice.

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
~ Karen Ravn


  
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DGFOWLER 1/30/2012 7:11AM

    This "rule" goes especially hand in hand with our weight loss journey. You have to be in control. You can't let others rule your roost so to speak. Thanks for the great suggestions. Donna

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DEE107 1/27/2012 12:17AM

    WOO HOO

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KEEPITUP05 1/26/2012 8:02PM

    Love this..it's so encouraging..Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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INSPIRE12 1/26/2012 7:26PM

    Thanks your devotional is very encouraging.

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