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Love Yourself

Love yourself
Love yourself

A crow was envious of the swan, which had beautiful silky snow white feathers.The crow hated his coal black color and secretly wished to have his feathers as white as those of the swan.

The crow often thought about the reasons behind this difference. He closely observed the swans life style and his food habits.He saw the swan swimming all the time in the lake and observed him eating weeds and other water plants.The crow then foolishly thought that the swan was white because his feathers were being washed out all the time in the water and his food had added to his beautiful color.

So was his desire to change the color to that the crow flew down to the lake.The whole day, he washed his feathers in the lake water.He even stopped eating his regular food and tried to satisfy his hunger with the weeds and the water plants.

However, even after continuing this routine for long time, the crow’s feathers remained black as coal.The only change happened to him was that he became thin and weak.

But one day the crow happened to see his reflection in the lake.

“What am I doing to myself?” he cried. “How could I have forgotten that I’m meant to be a crow! Being a crow is what I’m good at!” And he flew away to eat some proper crow food and caw with his old crow friends.

“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
― Stephanie Lahart

Be yourself and, know that he who finds himself loses his misery.

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45 thoughts on “Love Yourself

  1. Yes, as Gertrude Stein would say, “a crow is a crow is a crow.” There is a Native American myth that the crow was originally white, but was turned black by the God of Creation for his betrayal–thus the blackness of his crime was reflected in his outward appearance.

  2. Be yourself. So very hard to do in a world that seems to only be interested in judging; who’s the best, fastest, prettiest, smartest. Ahh, to learn from the crow! Thanks for this post.

  3. Thanks for liking my blog post! Follow/Come back soon as I will yours! It’s interesting how many people THINK they loveselves but do not. One of the number one ways we know this is by looking at how they treat others! Light and Love, Shona

  4. Great post! A lot of times we compare ourselves to others and neglect to see the beauty in ourselves, nice reminder 🙂

  5. Thank you for this post. It is so easy to desire to be prettier, thinner or whatever and forget that it is good to be me. Though I am not perfect, I am perfect at being me. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  6. To truly love oneself is a powerful path. Living as such requires self-honesty which – through steadfastness – will undo cravings and addictive tendencies that are otherwise so easily excused. Loving oneself makes one more able to love others empathetically because we have realized our own frailties. Nice post – as always!

  7. Great post. You have to love yourself in order to move on and be better. I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos award. It’s a blogger award. Take a look at my page for your nomination. Just wanting to give a fellow blogger some kudos.

  8. God doesn’t make mistakes. I spent most of my childhood living this way, and sometimes it happens now. When life sucks my default is I wish I was someone else, or I wish I was rich and famous and things would be better. At least I could go to Tahiti and escape for a while. I know my problems will still be there, but I could relax and escape. I grew up being a crow and my dad wanted me to be a swan. He hated my graffiti converse my baggy pants my rope bracelets my long messy hair my rock music. He wanted me to wear sundresses and take tennis lessons. It’s sad how many people especially kids feel this way.

  9. It’s when we finally ‘see ourselves’ that we can ‘be ourselves’. It’s so good to notice the beauty in others while choosing to remain who we are in the midst of their goodness.

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