Tag Archive | Self-Love

What About You? Affirmation Challenge Day 17

I am much more than I give myself credit for. I am a masterpiece of a fabulous whole. I’m a chosen treasure. Jacqueline

Many people struggle with appreciating who they are because they feel that ‘they are not good enough.’ Many find it difficult to make open affirmative declarations about themselves and as a matter of observation, a whole lot of people feel embarrassed to do so because it would be classified as being immodest and vanity. Self-love is the first form of love and keeping your sanity.

The truth is that you are short-changing yourself by not accepting in totally all that you are and meant to be. You are doing no one anyone favours by belittling yourself, but actually doing yourself a whole lot of disservice.

I love these quotes from yesterday:

Bernadette: ‘A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.’

Mandibelle16: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

You can’t beat this quote with many, the quintessential speech of with the hope of a modern multicultural America, by Dr. King, encouraging people to rid the U.S of racism against African-Americans. Also, I think he speaks to us no w other cultlural divides and moments of discrimination and prejudice in any society or culture. Darkness and hate will only amplify these evils but love and light is a way forward through benevolence. He speaks to everyone in the twentieth and in the Twenty-first century, to overcoming racial inequality and the judgement of others. To love despite certain predispositions to spout hate.

P.S. If you wish to join this positive affirmation challenge running for 90 days, please add your quote to the comments and each day, I’ll share everyone’s quote with their links.

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Loving My Enemy…

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Who is my enemy?

I ask myself;

If I called someone else,

it’s an error in judgement.

With deeper introspection,

it’s a hard truth

that my biggest enemy

has always been me.

I need to fall

boldy in love again

reclaiming my authentic self

with no holds barred.

© 2018 Jacqueline

What About You? Affirmation Challenge Day 2

Today, I’m blessed with a sound mind. I’m filled with love in my heart for myself and for others. Today, I make an effort to appreciate something about every person that I interact with.Image result for pinterest quotes on love

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Excellent Quotes From Yesterday:

From Raili at Soul Gifts: Here’s my quote for today. I let Louis Hay’s book of affirmations fall open and this is what I got – “I allow love to flow freely. My supply of love is endless.”

From E Leukhardtblog “Life is a roller-coaster. There are ups, there are downs. But you always end up relieved and smiling. Hold on to the safety rail so you can always be smiling. “

From Mandibelle: “Love her but leave her wild” – by Atticus. This one has stuck with me awhile, and when I thought about it I concluded that to be loved but yet “wild” to be our natural self, and not have to be “tamed” or trapped by another, is a good goal in relationships and friendships. Choosing to be tamed by someone you love such as the fox in ‘the little prince,’ is one thing. But having a choice and even finding that within being tamed, you can still be wild and not have to hide your true self is important. To be loved for your wildness — your flaws and your good qualities is the best kind of love. It’s a love that doesn’t control each other or defines each other in a narrow box but allows each person to grow and be themselves within relationships, It forgives and doesn’t try to make someone be who they are not. It’s loving without a need to dictate one’s lover or friend’s behaviour and choices.

From Susieshy45: You are your own best friend- is my quote for today. You know what is best for you. While others are good in the physical sense, no human being can be 100% for you as you yourself.

and a couple of my lovely friends on Facebook joined in:

From Marcellina Oparaoji: Here’s is mine. I so believe in this:

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ― Martha Washington

From Chandrima Chatterjee

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P.S. If you wish to join this positive affirmation challenge running for 90 days, please add your quote to the comments and each day, I’ll share everyone’s quote with their links.

i doubt it…

you say that you love me,

i doubt it

‘cos your heart

is so barren

that nothing fruitful

but hate grows in there

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you say that you love me,

i wonder how

‘cos you treat yourself 

with such self-hatred;

and no one can find love

where hate inhabits

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I Am A Year Older Today and Hopefully Wiser.

Loving yourself is the best gift that you can give to yourself.

Finding happiness, fulfillment, success and the best version of you comes with the understanding that unconditional self-love is a critical determinant to achieving these things.

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It’s my birthday today, now I’m off to eat some cake 🙂Image result for images of cupcakes clipart

My Message to You Today…

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Your love can neither be bought
nor can it be sold

Your love for yourself
is the root of your love for others

Learn to embrace your imperfections
and hug your genuineness

Love yourself fully as you are
because you are enough

Share the gift of who you are with others
from your full cup of love.

Happy Valentine

Love & Light

© Jacqueline

Every inch of love that you have for others stems from the love that you have for yourself.

Midnight Motivation and Musings # 99…

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These are the words floating through my head of late.

Sometimes our strength flags a bit and we just need to exhale to get back those thoughts properly aligned. We shouldn’t feel guilty for taking the time to unplug; special note to workaholics like me.

Rest and recuperation are all part of being productive and taking care of oneself, though in the highly driven World of today, some of us tend to overreach and treat ourselves unkindly for cutting a slack.

When  you unplug and rewind, you bounce back a whole lot better. When we walk ourselves into a state of guilt for showing ourselves some love, we not only create room for diminished returns but a lot of negative emotions begin to seep in.

Blessed be.


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Out of the silent breath

Midnight Motivation and Musings 83

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In today’s World where the spirit of entitlement seems to have pervaded the fabric of society, we tend to find people are becoming more and more self-centred in their needs.

Yet, the selfish tendencies haven’t made anyone happier.

As a matter of fact, with all the concerted and misunderstood love of self, ‘my way or no way,’ society is by far, more ill and miserable than ever.

The concept of self-love now translates into whatever makes someone happy, it doesn’t matter who gets run over.

Sometimes, you wonder what happened to courtesy, hard work, self-respect, neighbourliness and regards for others.


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Never leave me lonely on these shores

Where no one knows me

Where I stare at strange forms

Trying to find you somewhere there in their midst.