Today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought why not talk about love? We can all use reminders to love ourselves and others more – I know I can. I believe not loving ourselves is typically the root cause of a lot of the strife we experience in life.

When you are not loving yourself, it is difficult for other people to love you.

Signs that you are not loving yourself include:

  • People-pleasing
  • Being too hard on yourself
  • Not taking care of yourself
  • Not treating yourself with kindness
  • Not setting healthy boundaries
  • Not making yourself, and your needs a priority
  • Minimizing, hiding how you really feel
  • Looking outside of yourself for love before you feel you can love yourself
  • And so much more…

Personally, I love a great quote. Sometimes the “right quote” at the “right moment” can magically shift how I am feeling and thinking – for the better.

Quotes can give us powerful messages and reminders. 

It’s so interesting how I can hear and/or read a quote multiple times before it actually resonates and the message sinks in. Does this happen to you?

I believe that when we are ready to hear it – the message from a quote will sink in and make an impact.

So I thought I would share some great quotes about love in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Where there is love there is life.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”  ~ Victor Hugo

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.”   ~ Louise Hay

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”   ~ Buddha

We accept the love we think we deserve.” ~ Stephen Chbosky

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”   ~ Brené Brown

The journey isn’t about becoming a different person. It’s about loving who you are right now.”     ~ Suzanne Heyn

I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”   ~ Maya Angelou

Loving yourself first isn’t vanity, it’s sanity.”  ~ Katrina Mayer

You deserve to be loved and chosen–not almost loved, or almost chosen.”  ~ Bianca Sparacino

In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.”  ~ Jack Kornfield

Have enough courage to trust love one more time, and always one more time.”   ~ Maya Angelou

And last but not least I wanted to end with a quote on peace –

You have peace” the old woman said, “when you make peace with yourself.”   ~ Mitch Albom