In my therapy group yesterday, we discussed self love — a topic that I, myself, love.
I loved that my social work intern, Justine, told the group about a Buddhist monk who was perplexed that people in our culture have so much difficulty with self love. The group talked about how it’s so much easier to love others than to love oneself.
I asked the group members to practice self love by writing down their positive qualities. As I expected, all the lovely and lovable members of the group found that difficult. To help the process along, I told everyone to write down the word “beautiful.”
Here’s my list of self love:
Besides loving myself and my work, I love my Primary Care Physician, Dr. Laura Snydman. I think Dr. Snydman loves her work; I KNOW she loves her incredibly lovable dog.
When I saw Dr. Snydman yesterday, she told me she always checks my blog the day after our appointment.
Hi, Dr. Snydman!
Do you love yourself, dear readers? Do you love any of the pictures I took yesterday?
Do you love this YouTube video about self love?
I love that I end each blog post with gratitude. Thanks to all who helped me create this self-love post and — of course! — to you!