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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