What do you mean by “Learning to LOVE”?

This question has come up to me over the past few days and I even asked myself the same questions when I wrote it down for the first time.

                           What do you mean by “Learning to LOVE”?

To clarify,  I am not learning how to LOVE my husband, my son, my family or my friends.  I LOVE them more than they will ever know.  

I am learning to LOVE everything else life has thrown at me.  I am learning to LOVE the good, the bad and the ugly.  I am learning to LOVE CANCER (what?? I know it sounds crazy…….but it is healing and already proving to be a game changer, even though I am still far from loving it).  

I am learning to LOVE my life, bumps and all.  Learning to LOVE myself and to put me first.  I have always been the type of person to give everything to others.  I seldom made decisions for me, took care of myself emotionally or gave me permission to be happy over others.  I am not saying that I have been unhappy nor am I saying that I want to change this completely but I believe that you have to do things for you too.  You have to take care of yourself and you have to make time for yourself.  A new friend Lisa recently told me that with cancer

everything depends on one’s attitude of love and acceptance of oneself.

Especially when it is breast cancer.  I was told that for me, becoming aware of the fact that I forgot about myself was key to releasing any hurt.  This really spoke to me and I think I knew deep down that this needed to happen.  I came up with the theme Learning to LOVE long before meeting Lisa, but I feel that what she told me was I need to learn to LOVE myself fully.  I also feel like she will be a big part of me learning to do so.

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2 thoughts on “What do you mean by “Learning to LOVE”?”

  1. I wanted to tell you lyndsey, you are an inspiration and a rock. Thank-you for writing this blog and sharing your story. You have always been an important part of my life, and now through this you are helping me live a better life. Lots of love from an old friend. And thanks again.

    1. These words mean more than you will ever know. Thank you for reading, caring and loving through all these years. You my friend are the best.

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