It took a while for me to be able to say that.
I had to go through a very dark night of the soul to get there.
It wasn’t one dark night of the soul, it was many.
Breast cancer, the mastectomy, losing all my beautiful hair, showed me how I had never quite loved myself enough.
How I had criticised, judged, persecuted and picked on myself way too much before my cancer diagnosis.
And now, now I like to think I got breast cancer so I could finally learn how to love myself and be kinder to me.
It was a cruel way to learn a very important lesson.
But it was worth the pain and the hell.
Because I learnt, for the first time in my life, how to be truly happy from the inside out.
Instead of always seeking my happiness from the outside in.
It’s easy to love yourself when you look in the mirror and like what you see.
But true self love is loving your reflection no matter what you see looking back at you.
Breast cancer survivors please love yourself.
All cancer survivors, please love yourself.
After cancer treatment, after what your body went through, it deserves to be loved.
Wouldn’t you agree?
And if self love is a challenge for you then reach out to me.
Because I’ve perfected self love into a fine art form.
And it is my life purpose to help others fall head over heels with exactly who they are after cancer treatment.
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