believing in who we are.

September 10, 2008

self-respect. I think this is one of the hardest qualities to possess in yourself. The phrase itself seems simple. But I think there’s a daily, conscious effort that must go into it. It’s a personal decision, not one made by those around you.

I think a lot of time people confuse self-respect with confidence. It has nothing to do with how cool you are, or how people think you are. It has to do with, if it at the end of the day, you believe in yourself, and who you are as a person.

Not until we start respecting ourselves and seeing the value that God sees in us will we be able to truly gain respect from others. We except people to respect us, to treat us kindly and to love us, but if we can’t give ourselves those things, then who are we to think others will? When are we going to realize that we’re worth more than the things we have and the people who surround us?

we cant give up on ourselves, because we’re the only ones who can give us full satisfaction we crave. my friend said something tonight, “not until we love ourselves can we expect others to love us.” it’s so true.

believe in you, because once you do, people will begin to surprise you.

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