Self-love is not just feeling good about yourself. It is not just learning to speak kindly and compassionately to yourself. It is not just learning to love over the darkness inside of you.

Self-love is the act of showing up for yourself. Learning to be present with yourself. Learning to listen to yourself and have the courage to heed your own words.

It is learning to turn all that magnificent love you pour into everyone else’s needs, words and wants- inwards. It is learning to hold a torch of hope so high for yourself, you can’t help but embody your true self and not some image of who you think you’re supposed to be for others.

Self-love is the ultimate way to learn to be your brightest self, put your hand on your heart and feel your own beat of purpose-

And thank the stars by honoring the gift that is your life.