Five (Plus Bonus) Love Lines

Have you ever considered that your own story is the greatest love story of your life?

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.

Mother Teresa 

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Where there is love, there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Barbara DeAngelis

If you cannot love yourself, you have no chance to love another person.

Matthew Ford

Where there is the greatest love, there are always miracles.

Willa Cather

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2 Comments

  1. Wonderful post, Beth. I find when I love myself and treat myself well, I can easily spread the good feelings to others. Glad your move to Texas worked out so well.

  2. Forever says:

    You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful atrciles.

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