…self-love is an unequivocal acceptance of the validity of getting what one wants—of respecting one’s needs. ~ Marion Weinstein quoted in Anonymous. Today’s Gift: Daily Meditations for Families (Hazelden Meditation Series) (Kindle Locations 2382-2384). Hazelden Publishing.

Why am I last in line
for getting my needs met?
Who made that decision?
I could name people
who seem to believe
they have the right to priority
in getting needs met,
and I’ve let them call that shot.
Standing against them
seems to me so totally wrong.
But it’s not. I am a child of God.
I am loved and deserve to be.
But the one to convince is me!
I need to accept without question
the validity of getting my wants
and more than that I need to respect
that I have needs and deserve
to have them met.