Eric and I had a chitchat the other day.
After I said “I love you Eric,” Eric replied,”I love you, mom; I love daddy, I love Zoey, and…” after a few seconds, he continued meekly, “I love myself!”
This last part is remarkable. I was impressed by Eric’s reply.
Noticing a slight hesitance in his tone, I reassured with him, “Yeah, well said, Eric. Only we love ourselves first, can we overflow our love into other people. There is no shame about loving ourselves.” 🙂