Growing up, I was very sweet as you know from my previous blog post. I would give so much of myself and would expect nothing in return. Of course this was taken advantage of. I eventually came to the place where I am now where I am selective in who I give my heart to when it comes to a significant other. I often find myself giving people numerous times to redeem themselves just as God gives us. But as a human there is only so much I can take. I love myself enough to give people a few chances, then after that to just let it go. Of course that doesn't mean I don't still care or love them BUT I love myself more.
Sometimes we feel because we aren't perfect that that gives people the right to run over our heart numerous times or play with our emotions. "We cannot make anyone else happy if we don't first love ourselves." I love myself to be selfish when it comes to my heart, I know my worth and I know it deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and care. When it comes to a man if he can't see my worth, he will treat me like I'm worthless. So I must make myself of worth through confidence , self respect, self love and keeping God first.
Of course we are all from different walks of life, but whether your significant other is a guy or a girl, REALIZE your worth. Realize you are priceless and in all cases you should be treated as such. If you are at a place in your life where you can't see your worth. TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF AND GET TO KNOW YOURSELF. In doing so you will see what really makes you tick. In doing this you will be better for yourself and for others. Just wanted to encourage you all to LOVE yourself enough to KNOW what you deserve and to NOT allow ANYONE who DOESN'T deserve your heart take it away!
Written By: Donna Jackson