Do you love Me? Alice asked.
No, I don’t love you! replied the White Rabbit.
Alice frowned and clasped her hands together as she did whenever she felt hurt.
See? replied the White Rabbit.
Now you’re going to start asking yourself what makes you so imperfect and what did you do wrong so that I can’t love you at least a little.
You know, that’s why I can’t love you.
You will not always be loved Alice, there will be days when others will be tired and bored with life, will have their heads in the clouds, and will hurt you.
Because people are like that, they somehow always end up hurting each other’s feelings, whether through carelessness, misunderstanding, or conflicts with themselves.
If you don’t love yourself, at least a little, if you don’t create an armor of self-love and happiness around your heart, the feeble annoyances caused by others will become lethal and will destroy you.
The first time I saw you I made a pact with myself: “I will avoid loving you until you learn to love yourself.”
– Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

That’s exactly what this is all about. Do you really love yourself? Because remember this, nobody will ever love you if you don’t love yourself, I mean genuinely. And you cannot love yourself if you don’t know yourself. The question, how do you know yourself if you don’t spend time with yourself?

These are basic things everybody is supposed to know and embrace before pretending to love someone else. For, believe it or not, it’s the reason behind most heartbreaks and breakups.

It matters to genuinely understand the concept of love before getting involved into any relationship with anyone. The best relationship you can ever have is with yourself first. If you can succeed that, then, chances are you will always be happy no matter what the outside world drops on you.

Always remember to love yourself. You matter and you are your first priority.

Paterne Freeman Shadowriter, Liberscribes

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