Receiving Love (You Deserve It)
Yesterday was my birthday! I used to be one of those people who didn't want to celebrate my birthday.
The attention of celebrating myself made me feel uncomfortable. I didn't feel like I'd done anything to "earn" it.
How often have you felt uncomfortable receiving love, praise, accolades, attention? Even a simple compliment or a birthday greeting?
We feel uncomfortable receiving love because we feel that somehow we aren't worthy of all that attention. As if wanting love means that we are admitting that we alone are not enough. And the biggest fallacy of all is that we truly aren't.
I know now that I am enough. I also know that I am so fortunate to have as much love in my life as I do. On November 3rd and every other day, I want to receive love from as many people who want to send it my way.
My birthday is over, but the warm feelings remain. Birthdays are only once a year, but there are so many opportunities to receive love in many forms, all year long.
And that is my wish for you today. That you are reminded of all of the love in your life. It might be from your family, your pet, or your best friend.
Bask in it. You deserve every drop.