I believe we are born as beings of LOVE. We are LOVE manifested. We are born knowing LOVE is the stuff life, vibrant living, is made of! We know we need it. We know how to give it, and how much others need it. When we see beings living any other way except from a place of LOVE, it is but a detour from our true nature, to satisfy some personal illusion of lacking or inadequacy. While we are living from a place of LOVE though, we often forget to love ourselves, to really take care of ourselves, the way we are doing for those around us. Especially as women...we learn very early in our lives that a key role for us is to nurture those around us. Again, it is innate for us, perhaps even subconscious for many, but we forget we need the same LOVE within ourselves, and not just from someone else. I'm not always in LOVE with myself. It's a daily practice. But, I do know it is the most important factor to remain living from place of LOVE in my heart. Loving myself ensures I have enough for those nearest me, and you. So, for all you GIVE-GIVE-GIVERS out there, STOP! Take some time, as often as possible, to give back to yourself, and not brownies all the time! (I had brownies for lunch.) Give to yourself in a way that you are more fulfilled, stronger, brighter, so be it a brownie or a hot bath. Do for yourself that which you do for others, LOVE yourself!!