A good friend of mine, Nathaniel, posted this on Facebook today.

Those beautiful words carved on that fragile leaf blew me away. It serves me as a reminder to be authentic and real, and never compromise myself for anyone else.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we may stray away from learning to love and being true to ourselves. We may either subconsciously or consciously try to be the missing jigsaw puzzle piece in someone else’s life because we think that’s the only way to find true love or friendships. Unfortunately, there is only one person who can fill missing jigsaw puzzle spaces in our lives, and that person being — yourself.

Loving yourself is the best gift you can provide yourself with in this lifetime.


Featured Photo Credits: Nathaniel Try