K for Kiss

My Body Series

Hello Wild Ones 🌺🌺🌺

I hope you are well and doing great. I hope that you know you are a kick-ass person and just amazing. My prayer is you wake up and you are grateful for the amazing human that you are and seize the day. I am full of hope and love for myself and love. Every day is a learning experience.

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Body Series

This series hopes to explore issues that women face when it comes to insecurities about their bodies and societal pressures. (I was going to write just my experience then I realized that that’s just one body type) I hope this style makes sense to y’all. Feel free to go back and read other articles for this series.

Kiss

“Kiss your own fingertips
and hug your own curves.
You are made of waves and honey
and spicy peppers when it is necessary.
You are a goddess,
I hope you haven’t forgotten.”

Emery Allen

Alien today, I will be talking about self-love, which is my favorite topic. We love to project when we see someone who loves themselves by saying that they are proud and selfish. If you catch yourself saying someone is proud and selfish, stop to ask yourself;

Is she really proud and selfish? Or have I been socialized to have no respect for boundaries and expect everyone to show up when I want them to? Am I upset that she doesn’t need my validation and seems to know her worth already? Does her self-love make it clear that I have abandoned myself?

Whenever you hear the word kiss, I bet you think of another person. You think of this act that’s a show of affection towards another person. How long would it take before you think of kissing yourself? Weird right. I am not out here asking you to start kissing yourself🤣🤣🤣 I am just wondering if the reason you don’t kiss yourself is that the idea of giving affection always has you giving yourself what is left after loving everyone else in your life.

I saw this kind of famous meme the other day that says, ‘If I ask you of things that you love, how long will it take to say your name?’ Last year brought a big revelation of why I needed to love myself more, and I went on a preaching spree about self-love. I realized that topic made really many people uncomfortable from the comments and even emails that I got from people. The idea that you need to choose yourself first before anyone else brought lots of ‘selfless’ people (I am sorry I don’t believe that anyone who would be that uncomfortable with the fact that I love myself is selfless) at my door, telling me I was wrong, and for a minute, I almost believed them. Then I realized that you could not pour from an empty cup, so the best way to love people around you is to love and choose yourself first. This way, when you give love, your life is not depending on it that it gets reciprocated because you didn’t give yourself any love. I could go into a whole rant about the importance of self-love, but I will leave it here; I hope you find the courage to kiss your own fingertips. I hope it doesn’t feel weird the next time someone talks about kissing yourself. (Not necessarily talking about literally kissing yourself)

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How do you love yourself or should I say how do you kiss yourself?

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With Loooooove and Sunshine 💖🌞💖🌞, Jackie

9 Comments Add yours

  1. You can’t pour from an empty cup. So true! And that revelation hit me so hard last year. After spending a greater part of a year, hating myself I started wondering why I wasn’t very loving around others and the answer glared at me whenever I opened my journal to document how much I didn’t enjoy myself.

    1. jackie says:

      I relate with this. I also struggle with loving myself and it affected how I loved others.

  2. vaniheart says:

    ‘If I ask you of things that you love, how long will it take to say your name?’ , oh my this hits on another level💟💟

    1. jackie says:

      I think we all can relate. We all struggle with loving ourselves the most. It is because somehow we have been convinced that we need to be perfect.

  3. Wonani says:

    You are really doing the most with this series and I am here for it! 💕

    Reaching a point where you completely and totally love yourself can be hard but once you get there it’s magical.

    Lovely post 💕

    1. jackie says:

      Yes it is magical. I sometimes marvel at how good I have gotten at loving myself and how it makes so many things easy. Thank you for reading❤❤

  4. Benyin says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

    1. jackie says:

      ❤❤❤

    2. jackie says:

      🧡🧡🧡

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