it starts within..
If you don't love yourself, how do you expect anyone to love you?
Love starts with you.
You can just easily say you love yourself. But, do you? How can you tell?
Loving yourself is understanding your worth. You don't settle for less. You don't settle for a boy who chooses to ignore you or abuses you. You wouldn't have the time talking to people that doesn't appreciate your presence. You know how precious you are, how to spend your time wisely and who to spend it with. You prioritize your own happiness.
Loving yourself is having self-respect. You don't do things that would hurt you. You take responsible for your own actions. You wouldn't force yourself to be with people who you're not comfortable with. You work hard to earn your place. You don't let others decide for you especially your future.
We all want to be loved.
Tell me, who doesn't?
You might have insecurities. You might not like your social status. We all have something to complain. If you don't like where you're at right now, then work hard and do more. If you don't like how you're feeling about yourself, then do something about it. For example, if you don't like how fat you are, then do some workout. We achieve most things through hard work.
You might had problems with your past. Or you don't like your face.
Loving yourself includes contentment and acceptance with who you were and who you are right now. You were given this face because it looks good on you. Wear it proudly. Don't forget to smile. It lightens up your face which makes it a masterpiece. For your past, we cannot go back, so what we can do is to accept it and let it serve as a lesson for anyone and for our future endeavors.
We all want to be loved. Who doesn't?
Learn to love yourself first and everything follows. Love starts within.