Five (Plus Bonus) Love Lines
I’m talking about the love story you have with yourself.
I’ve been thinking a lot about personal love stories since tomorrow (Tuesday, the 30th) is the two-year anniversary of my arrival in the state of Texas. That move was a HUGE one for me, not just from a relocation perspective but more importantly, from a heart perspective. It was like wearing a blindfold and jumping off the high dive into a swimming pool–you can’t see the water but you assume it’s there.
Scared? You bet I was! I was also nervous, anxious and exhilarated.
So what does that have to do with a personal love story? Everything.
Two years ago, I took a gigantic leap of faith and stepped into the person I’ve always wanted to be. I jumped right into the middle of my own heart
when I said an emphatic YES to moving to Texas. I gave myself the gift of living in full Technicolor and I promised myself that no matter what happened, I would continue to support my own hopes and dreams. I would not give up on me.
Sure sounds like a love story to me.
Like any good story of the heart, there have been intense highs and lows in the last 24 months. But as with any relationship worth cultivating, I hung in, even when I wasn’t sure that I could. I used all the tools at my disposal, including quotes like the ones listed below.
These inspirational pieces touch my heart; it’s my fervent wish that you find them helpful in nurturing a loving relationship with yourself this week. Use them all every day, or pick one for each day of the week. Either way, you have an extra one–a bonus!–because I simply could not leave one out.
Enjoy your Mindful Monday and the rest of your week. B Well! Beth
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Where there is love, there is life.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
If you cannot love yourself, you have no chance to love another person.
Where there is the greatest love, there are always miracles.