self respect quote

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
—  Veronica A. Shoffstall

respect yourself enough to say, “i deserve better”.

At the end of each day, you are a different person. You are stronger, wiser, and more knowledgable. We are constantly growing and evolving with each experience we encounter, and in the end, that shapes us into who we are.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Life is too short to waste one, single second with someone who doesn’t appreciate and value you.

Have you told yourself that you love yourself yet today?
Have you acknowledged how naturally beautiful you are?
Have you noticed all of the many skills and talents that you possess?

When people make you feel unwanted, don’t leave to make them feel sad or guilty, they won’t. Leave because you no longer have a reason to stay. Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. What’s meant to be will end up good and what’s not - won’t. Love is worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you. If they don’t you just have to move on and realize what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you and more than they deserve.
—  Unknown
Sometimes you need to love yourself for survival and sometimes when it becomes your only way of survival, that’s when you learn. You learn when you to drag yourself out of bed. You learn when you look around and realize that you’re the only one there at the end of the day. You learn when you walk through the hallways full of people and realize you’re completely alone. You learn when you can’t escape the same room as the one who broke your heart and left you as a hallow shell as they step on and over you. You learn when your heart gets thrown on the ground by one and kicked by another. You learn when you don’t have someone to look into your soul and appreciate everything you are so you have to do it yourself. You learn to become your own best friend and do what makes you happy no matter who has something against it. You learn to put yourself first and respect yourself even if you dont like yourself all the time. Sometimes it takes someone to push you over the edge.
—  e.m.