“Tell her that you love her. You’ve got nothing to lose and you’ll always regret it if you don’t.” – Daniel, Love Actually
I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Thinking about life. Thinking about LOVE.
One of my favorite movies during the holidays is “Love Actually.” You can’t help but think about love after watching that movie.
The movie opens with a narrative about the end of our lives – our last words, our final moments … and that they are always about LOVE. That’s it. LOVE and only LOVE.
When we’re ready to leave this world, many of us open our hearts to share all those things we meant to say but, for whatever reason, never did. In our last moments, there is no place for anything but love.
Like a life, the end of a year brings with it reflection as well. 2020 was unlike any other year, giving us more time to reflect on our lives.
At the beginning of a New Year, there’s a lot of pressure on us to change. New Year’s Resolutions tend to focus on all those things we don’t like about ourselves – our weight, our looks, our habits, and on and on.
New Years Resolutions tend to focus on the negative.
We spend so much of our lives focusing on what we don’t love about ourselves, perhaps even hate about ourselves, rather than simply loving ourselves a bit more.
As humans, we come into this world imperfect. That’s how we’re designed – to be imperfect, to make mistakes, to learn and to grow into better humans.
What would it be like if we began to look at the New Year in an entirely different way? What if we didn’t resolve to change something about ourselves we didn’t like but to simply choose to love ourselves, and others, a bit more?
Love more today than yesterday.
The best way I know how to be a better human is to love more.
To love ourselves.
To love others.
Because Love Actually Heals.
How do I know?
Well, I spent most of the first half of my life, hating myself. Hating just about everything about myself. Heck, I even hated hating myself.
I practically hated myself right into an early grave.
I learned to love myself back to life.
Every day, life presents me with ways to love myself a bit more.
Every day, life presents you with ways to love yourself just a little bit more than you did yesterday.
That’s the best New Year’s Resolution I know of – LOVE yourself, LOVE others … a little bit more today than yesterday.
You can’t go wrong with LOVE, actually.
Cheers Beauties, to a New Year, a New You and a New World – one with LOVE at the center. The only resolve you need is to grow your heart a little bit more today than yesterday and watch your life begin to transform in ways you never imagined.
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