Women, I think that the majority of us can admit just how much we adore receiving flowers, along with any type of gift or form of admiration for that matter. In fact, one of the most rewarding and beautiful feelings is knowing that someone cares about you enough to offer you an extension of their love and gratitude for you.
Is the strong want for that example of love ruining you?
What I mean is, so many women become envious of those who receive bountiful and luscious gifts that, if they receive anything, it is not enough.
And for the women who may not receive such wonderful things at all, they become hostile and show their desire for such an action by placing judgement or by ridiculing.
As I have mentioned in a post before, I believe that comparison is a thief of joy. If you want to feel happy with what you have, or don’t, stop comparing.
Stop comparing your life to those of others.
They may post pictures of flowers and jewelry all over every form of social media. Does that mean they are truly happy? Or do they post their personal lives on the internet to make themselves feel as though they are happy. To them, comments and likes on social media may help them validate the way they believe they should be feeling at that moment, or the way they should be feeling about the person on the other end of the gifts.
The truth is, before you can appreciate anything that may be given to you out of kindness or love, you need to have a good and strong feeling about yourself.
If you are not at ease with yourself, you will not be accepting of emotions that are offered to you to the extent at which they are being felt or offered. You will be the person reaching for that camera to post your life to the world in order to feel secure and validated.
You need to love yourself fully before you can be fully accepting of the love someone is offering you, as well as their extension of it.
And if you are not ready to love yourself or are still in the process, or if you are loving yourself with all that you have but have not found someone to share your love with, extend love to yourself.
Buy yourself something nice.
Pick flowers from a bush outside and place them in a vase.
Do these things for yourself!
The truth is, it will probably mean more and you won’t feel the need to share this extension of your love with the world because it will be a genuine love. The love you are sharing for yourself.
We create our own happiness. Do things for yourself that make you happy, that make you feel loved, and that make you feel special.
If someone is offering you these things already, accept them with kindness and do not take the fact that someone thinks you are special for granted.
You are special.
You are loved.