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A Lesson In Self-Love

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A Lesson In Self-Love

Self Love Is The Best LoveMy niece is teaching me a thing or two about self-love and I just needed to share her 10 month old wisdom. First, you must embrace every dimple, every roll, and every chubby cheek (both ends), just like Nila. She doesn’t complain that her stubby toes don’t look slim in her hot pink sandals. Instead, she stuffs them in her mouth like they’re rolls of bread.

If we’d suck ourselves more often, we’d be much more satisfied.

Then there’s her smile. She beams at almost anything, despite only having 4 teeth. We have 32 dammit! What do we have to be sour about?! Nila also celebrates all of life’s mysteries. If someone puts a finger up their nose, she giggles. When I sing her the following:

“Poo poo poo poo poo poo poo poo poo!”

She exposes her four front teeth and chuckles. I don’t think it’s very funny, but Nila loves life so much that she’ll laugh at Dane Cook and Pauly Shores jokes.

She’s that positive.

Lastly, to love ourselves as much as Nila, we must make love to ourselves. How is that even possible? If goes a little something like this.

  1. Hold a framed photo of yourself in front of you. If you do not have a framed photo, then take one and buy a frame from the .99 Cents Store. No need to be fancy.
  2. Stroke your framed photo while smiling. This will make you feel really happy and loved!
  3. Moisten your lips, pucker up, and get to kissing…yourself! Make sure you lick the frame photo like a tootsie pop. You’re just that yummy.

That is how Nila does it almost every day, and she’s really freaking confident and happy, chunky cheeks and all. So let’s learn a lesson from my 10-month old niece. Love yourself as strongly and loudly as she ga ga goo goo’s herself to sleep.

Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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