The Key To Self-Love And Happiness Comes From Within

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As a kid, I learned to admire the beautiful and famous celebrities who gracefully presented themselves on the red carpet. I realized at a young age that there was a link between being beautiful and being loved. When I watched TV or viewed magazines, it was clear that everything was either based on looks or popularity. Growing up with this shallow mentality did not escalate well in my teenage years. I started putting boys on a pedestal based on their physical attributes rather than character. I developed feelings for all the wrong people and let it affect the way I viewed myself. My self-love and self-esteem was at an all-time low, constantly feening for attention and validation from others.

What I really should have been doing was building myself up and giving myself the type of nourishment and care I so deeply longed for.

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There Is Hope, Even In Heartbreak

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The pain of heartbreak is the type of pain one never forgets. For those who have suffered, it truly feels like an open wound. Vulerable, in pain, longing for recovery. It’s a feeling that runs through the veins, cuts like a knife, and damages the innocence you once possessed.

Heartbreak is more than just losing someone, it’s also losing a part of yourself, the hopeful part of yourself that held onto the belief of true love.

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Confessions of a Girl Who Cares ‘Too Much’

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This is a story of a girl who cares too much. A girl who has a larger than life heart. A girl who longs to help, to console, to love others. A girl who is vulnerable, emotional, empathetic, and strong. A girl who falls too hard and loves too much, and has occasionally loved the wrong people. This girl puts her needs aside for everyone else, and continues to let people in – though she has been broken and bruised many times before.

She gives and gives, never asking for anything in return. She keeps her childlike faith and trust tucked safely inside of her heart, knowing that someday, in a world full of half-hearted love and fear of emotions, she’ll finally find her place.

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The Wonders Of A Good Heart

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People with good hearts are pleased with the happiness and success of others.

Whether you are given credit for a job well-done, promoted, or simply celebrating something, they sincerely congratulate you for all your ideas and achievements. They never get jealous or any ill feelings towards you, even when life favors you over them. For them, there is no room for competition because it will just attract negative vibes. You will be amazed how they are able to celebrate with you your victory as if it were their own, and will never run out of compliments for you.

People with good hearts prioritize others even if they have to set their needs aside.

They do not mind giving a large chunk of their time because they are gladdened in giving you company. Every time they lend a helping a hand, it leaves them with a good feeling and you can see it on their faces. When you need someone to listen to your rants, they will come running and never get tired of your stories. Even though at times you do not need them, they still sit by your side and offer their time.

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The Greatest Gift You Can Offer This World Is Your Heart

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Life is filled with expectations. We’re supposed to act and feel a certain way, supposed to walk a line and pursue a path that was laid out before us. We’re encouraged to chase realistic dreams, become people with occupations and goals that make sense. Along the way we’re told to be ourselves, but when we’re pulled in so many different directions sometimes it’s impossible to even know what that means.

Ultimately, though, it is not about the careers we choose or the roles we play. It’s not about how ‘quickly’ our story shifts or even the direction we go. It’s not about how long it takes to get ‘there’—to whatever ‘there’ is. What matters, in the end, is how we live and what we give.

And perhaps, above all, the greatest gift you can offer the world is your heart.

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