March 14, 2021

How Love Starts Within


 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”-- Psalm 139:13-14  (KJV)


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This article is a celebration of the divinity in each of us.


The scriptures tell us “God don’t make no junk”, as the saying goes. How wonderful is that? We’re treasures, every one of us.

Wait. Since when is a “treasure” scratched, dented, unfinished, broken…?  Think of pearls. Yes, pearls. They begin as waste material inside of oysters. Over time, the precious jewel is formed. These gems come in many varieties. They range in price from $20 to $200.That’s a lot of money for a tiny sphere.

Gems in the making. That’s you. That’s  me.

Individuals may not get treated like a priceless heirloom. Our self-talk can also be disrespectful. If we don’t believe in ourselves, how can we help others? Here are some quotes on the importance of self-compassion:

 “Today you are you! That is truer than true!

There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Shout loud, ‘I am lucky to be who I am.’”Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You

“Self-love is not selfish. You cannot truly love another until you learn to love yourself.”


“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”


“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.”


“Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”


“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.”


“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”


“Demonstrate love by giving it, unconditionally, to yourself. And as you do you will attract others into your life without conditions.”


My Conclusion

 “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:6 (KJV)

He loves us. That’s empowerment!

Do you love yourself enough to pass that on to others?


  1. We are on the same page - this was what I was teaching this week. Thank you for these quotes I can draw from as well.

    1. Battered Hope, so glad we're on the same page. I like to be on the same page with tise, compassionate people. I agree the quotes are great.