About a month ago I wrote a post about the importance of loving yourself and recognizing what you have to offer others (Know your worth). I stated that “once you can accept yourself for who you are, you’ll know your worth and exactly what it is that you deserve”. However, in the same way it is essential to acknowledge the things that you love (separate from yourself) that make you happy! Loving ourselves + surrounding ourselves with other individuals that appreciate the things we love = happiness. I know that life can be so much more complex than a simple formula and that our happiness is often influenced by a variety of factors, but it’s a start.
“She loved three things– a joke, a glass of wine, and a handsome man.”
It’s true…I do love all three of those things (especially when the handsome man provides the wine and a good laugh). But, I love so much more than that! I love sunflowers and warm weather. I love flirty lace dresses, trendy handbags, and a cute pair of heels. I absolutely adore good morning text messages. I love to dance. I love Mondays and the fresh start they bring. I love going to baseball games. I love North Carolina State University. I love the color yellow. I love photographs and the emotions they capture. I love blogging and my blog photographer (hola mamacita). I love to cuddle and sweet kisses on my forehead. I love receiving cards and letters/notes “just because”. I love to lay in bed all day and watch movies. I love confidence. I love to teach and I care a great deal for my students. I love to interact with children with special needs. I love sailboats. I love monograms and Lily Pulitzer maxi dresses. I love singing in my car. I love to take afternoon naps. I love being a kind stranger to someone in need. I love Pinterest and Instagram. I love to travel. I love puppies. I love food and trying new things. I love my family and friends. I love Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate. I love to go shopping. I love when boys are proud to call me “theirs”. I love God. I love new beginnings. I love being loved. But most importantly, I love being happy.
What do you love?