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Someone once introduced to me the quote by Alice Morse Earle, “every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” I never really took this quote into consideration until I found myself in a slump; I kept finding myself focusing on the negatives that surrounded me rather than the positives. 


Sometimes, when your heart breaks you lose sight of a lot, especially your own self-worth. Being loved by someone for a long period of time can often make someone forget to love themselves. Loving someone else is great but forever isn’t always guaranteed and at the end of the day the only person you really have is yourself. 


The best way to begin to fall in love with yourself is to acknowledge all the good about yourself, or even around you in your daily life. There is nothing too small or too large about yourself to love. You can fall in love with the simplest of things. After all, if you’re capable of falling in love with someone who was once a stranger, you can easily fall in love with someone you have known your entire life. Nobody knows you better than you know yourself, contrary to the cliche “you know me better than I know myself.” 


Take the time to fall in love with yourself and notice all of your good qualities rather than focusing on all of your flaws. Look into a mirror and instead of thinking those negative thoughts you always think, focus on the positive. The bags under your eyes aren’t ugly, it shows how hard of a worker you are. The scars on your skin tell a story and are a reminder of how capable you are to healing, whether it’s a story you aren’t too proud of or one you look back and laugh at. Take a deep breath and appreciate your ability to wake up breathing every morning. Look into your own eyes and fall in love with the color of them. Remember how many times you’ve accomplished something with your hands. Fall in love with all the moments you say something and laugh at yourself. Take the time to fall in love with yourself, notice a new positive quality about yourself everyday. After all, there is something good in every day. Each day you are alive, is another good thing.  

Meghan is a sophomore who majors in Psychology with a minor in behavior analysis. She is one of the two campus correspondents of the MCLA chapter. Writing has become first nature for her- it's like riding a bike into paradise. She primarily writes about love with the hope to become the female version of Nicholas Sparks someday.
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