Happy Valentines Day my loves! Look, let’s all be honest. It can be a tough old day for us single gals. Whether you’re suffering from chronic singledom or you’re still reeling over a recent heartbreak, it’s shite. And no, professing your self love isn’t going to fill that little empty space. But, it might remind you that you have a hell of a lot to offer, and that when the time comes you’ll make the right person very, very happy.
So, with that in mind I thought I might try practicing what I preach (for a change) and list some of the things that I love most about myself. I’d really encourage you guys to think about doing the same, and reminding yourselves that you’re an incredible person who deserves the very best, very deepest love there is.
What I Love About Myself
1. My Ability to Make People Laugh
I honestly think that the ability to make people laugh out loud is one of the greatest gifts there is, and I’m so grateful that I have it. I get so much joy out of making people laugh. I love that I can put a smile on my friends’ faces when they’re having a bad day, or distract somebody from their troubles by making them giggle. My sense of humor is very dry and sarcastic, so it doesn’t do well abroad. But if there’s one thing I was born to do it was make Irish people laugh. And I absolutely love that I can do that.
2. My Love For Animals
I’m animal obsessed really. Growing up we always had dogs, cats and horses. There was a donkey for a while too. Oh, and a gerbil! Big or small, furry or fluffy, I love animals. I can’t imagine ever not having them in my family. And I really like that side of myself. I think that people who love animals tend to have enormous empathy, kindness and capacity for caring for others. Those are all things I believe I have, and I think they’re some of the most beautiful traits a person can have.
3. I Don’t Take Myself Seriously
I honestly don’t find anything less attractive than people who take themselves too seriously. I mean, get a grip. None of us is perfect, and not everything is life or death. And realistically, life can be incredibly dull and boring. What is the point of it all if you’re not willing to take the piss out of yourself and be a bit silly sometimes? I’m definitely one of the biggest goons I know. I almost never take myself remotely seriously and I’m never happier than when I’m acting the ejit. I love that in other people, and in myself.
4. My Fattness
No, really. I love that I’m fat. Why? Because it makes me a magnetic for cuddles. My ex used to call me his bean bag, and really it was probably the most accurate description of my role in the relationship possible. It would also be a very accurate representation of me as a parent. And a friend. I’m just a bean bag. And I’m good with that. I love being someone who can give the people I love physical comfort and warmth and soft, squishy, snuggly cuddles. Like, how amazing is that? It also means that I sit pretty much anywhere and my bum will never get sore! Perks.
Sooooooooo……. what parts of yourself do you really love?