It seems so much of my time and my energy have been focused on making or trying to make other people love me. The unspoken belief was that if I could make myself lovable to others I would feel loved.
Therefore, I spent much of my life trying to be more beautiful, skinnier, funnier, sweeter, and on and on. Every time I felt sad and not loved I would try to change something about myself, like, 'I won't talk so much,' or, 'I will be less needy.' Although both of these things would no doubt help, the point is, it isn't about what anyone else thinks of me. The truth is, I can only feel loved by others when I love myself. If I don't love myself, I will never feel loved.
©2008. Kimberly Kirberger. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Journal by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.
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