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Have you noticed how very capable you are of appreciating others. Of loving others. Of having compassion towards others.
But when it comes to you. It doesn’t seem so easy.
Oh you might talk a good game about the importance of self-love and happiness. You might write great articles about it, you might teach others, you might even be a role model for family or friends…but…are you actively taking care of your needs? Are you actively practicing loving you, taking care of you?
Or are you worried that self-love or self-care means you’ll end up too big for your britches? You won’t you know.
You might be the most amazing person in the world, one who radiates love and compassion to all, and others feel blessed to know you. But it matters not a flying fig if you doubt your own value.
Please dear one, hear my words…you are deserving of a beautiful splendiferous life and of bringing your greatest, most wonderful self into being. Self-love is vital for you to support you in believing you are truly deserving of good things in life.
It isn’t too late.
You might not realize the power of words and the feelings they evoke in you can be life-changing, even totally transformative.
Dr. Andrew Newberg, Words Can Change Your Brain tells us “The right words, spoken in the right way can bring us love, money and respect, while the wrong words…or even the right words spoken in the wrong way can lead a country to war. We must carefully orchestrate our speech if we want to achieve our goals and bring our dreams to fruition.”
How you speak to yourself and what you say to others about you has a direct influence on how you experience life. If the words you speak to yourself tend to be negative, it’s more than likely that your experiences in life will be negative too.
So here’s some self-love and happiness words to change your life for the better. I hope they are words that will inspire and impel you to begin speaking more kindly and compassionately over yourself and your life.
21 incredibly powerful self-love and happiness quotes
“Good moods are as fragile as eggs. Bad moods are as fragile as bricks.”
~ David Mitchell
“Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.”
~ Wilhelm Von Humboldt
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
~ Marcus Aurelius
“Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.”
“Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue.”
~ Germany Kent
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
~ Andrew Matthews
“It’s perfectly okay if the only exercise you get today is flipping the pages of a book or stirring your tea or smiling with friends. Wellbeing means your whole body. Make sure your soul is getting as much exercise as your gluts.”
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
~ Mother Teresa
“The level of love we experience in life will never be greater than our level of love and acceptance for ourselves.”
~ Elle Sommer
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
“When things are hard, just try believing in yourself. Even when you really don’t. Because if you persist in that belief at some point it will become true.”
~ Elle Sommer
“Be happy and a reason will come along.”
~ Robert Brault
“By being yourself you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.”
~ Edwin Elliott
“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.”
“You are amazing, beautiful, precious and worthwhile, and not because someone said you were. Self-worth comes from one place, your SELF.”
~ Elle Sommer
“I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.”
~ Sri Chinmoy
“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”
~ Parker Palmer
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
~ Shannon L. Alder
“You are a unique beautiful soul.”
~ Louise Hay
“Loving yourself isn’t vanity. Its sanity.”
~ Katrina Mayer
If you were wondering how to put these words into action start with one quote.
Replace one thought that will transform the way you experience and think of yourself.
It might even make a bigger shift than you ever thought possible. Who knows.
Switching your thoughts is a major key to shaping your decisions, actions and life.
Thanks for reading and sharing with like minded friends and family. And do come on back to let me know what one of these powerful self-love and happiness quote you decided to use and what impact it had on your view of yourself and your experience in your world.
No matter where in the world you are may your life be blessed with all the wonders on offer.
And don’t forget to encourage one another.