I know I skipped 5… I’ll circle back around to it.
The words I’d like to live by are:
Self-love, self-compassion and self-kindness shine out from you. You cannot love, be kind or have compassion for others if you don’t do it yourself. LOVE YO’ SELF.
During my retreat to Orlando this past weekend with some visionary and amazing ladies, I was asked to write a love note to myself. What felt right for me was a poem. Though I don’t normally write poetry, I’m quite infatuated with it and wanted to share, because when I was done it didn’t feel like it was just for me – but for anyone and everyone.
You have always been joyous and free
It is YOU, who were meant to be
Born a wild and wonderful child of the sea
Waves have rocked and shaped you
Stars have guided you
Winds have kept your navigation sure and true
Through mighty storms and disastrous droughts
You’ve always known what this world was about
Which is making sure your insides shine OUT
Giving to others the gifts that they need
To ensure, that though they might cut open and bleed
It was only the promise of hope, that was planted there as a seed
Love comes bursting from your heart
Your life is your art
Never doubt you were created perfect, right from the start