THERE'S you, good old you, not too bad, not too good, safe, sure, reliable, steady as you go YOU!
A bit of a deterioration really from the perfect baby your mother claims you were.
What can you possibly add to the sum of yourself that would make you love yourself more?
Not something for the kids, or your husband or wife, or your friends.
No more self-sacrifice or feeling sorry for yourself.
Add something that makes you more valuable and lovable to the person you talk to all the time. That person is YOU!
Keep thinking for as long as it takes to find the value you want to add. Unless you're perfect already, it's generally not too hard to find a least one "If only...."
You know, if only I had the time, money, education, intelligence, talent, I would.....
If you're going to add value to yourself you must make yourself the top priority. You are, after all, the most urgent project you can possibly undertake.
Working on yourself is the single most rewarding thing you can do.
Eventually everyone you know will benefit hugely from the result.
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
~~ Carl W. Buechner
My cats Ellie and Wilson always know it is all about them!! - May 2006