loving yourself

As a young girl, I was boy crazy. I would think a boy liked me if he offered his pencil to me to borrow. :) I remember the endless conversations with my girl friends about boys, boys, boys. Conversations with my friends about the opposite gender still continue to take up the most time. I would say that finding a mate is on many people’s minds, regardless of age. The reason being that everyone wants someone to love them and share their lives together. However, I find that though we can be actively seeking a mate, do we actually know the answer to the question: what do you love about yourself? If someone asked you what aspects of yourself you love, would you have a list to confidently share? If you don’t know all that you can offer to a partner, then how do you expect someone else to see all that you’re worth and appreciate it? I came across this dilemma when I met Daniel. When we met, I was smitten and thought he was such a catch. I would tell my friend SK all the wonderful things I thought about him. I remember one day she stopped me in my tracks and said, “Don’t you know you’re a catch too??” I was dumbfounded. The answer was no until at that pivotal moment, I realized, “Wow! I’m great too! I have A, B, and C to offer him.” I recognized all that I could offer Daniel, which instantly lifted my confidence in my part of the relationship. Whenever he jokes that I’m lucky to have him, I respond with, “You’re right; I am, but you’re lucky to have me too.” This renewed mentality has helped me see my value in our relationship.

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About Reaksmey

hi :) i'm reaksmey (reeks-may) and I love to think, reflect, and grow. do you? my life includes a handsome husband and a lively infant. here's where i write about how i grow through life's ups and downs so that i can humbly encourage you daily.
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2 Responses to loving yourself

  1. Jennylou says:

    Awwww, i love this post.

    Lol on the boy with pencil! I think we all do that and just don’t want to admit it? Hahahah. And it is true, it doesn’t matter what age. C told me last week that she loves the boys of Wild Kratz and wants to marry them. What?!! 2 boys?! Marry?!! You just turned 5!!!

    And YES you are a catch! And I really do think you two are great together and complement each other really well. I love having you both in our life because you two are amazing people.

    Reaksmey Reply:

    Thanks Jen for the love and kind words! I wonder what C thinks marriage entails at age 5.

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