July 23rd, 2015 by Amy Adams

Name all the things you love

Posted by Bart

2I recently read a tweet that asked me to name all the things I love. I’m posing that question to you. You may list your family, your children, your pet(s), and for many of us our work. For me, cheesecake and frozen yogurt would also be on that list!

This list can be exhaustive and take some time to complete. Soon our love expresses what we are grateful for. Gratitude is a very powerful emotion. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Cannot that also be applied to love and the things we love?

The original tweet was “If I asked you to name all the things you love, how long before you name yourself? Don’t forget to save some love for YOU! #YouDeserveIt

So, were you on your list and how close to the top of that list were you? Until you love yourself others are not receiving the love they deserve.

I want to thank my friend Billy P for the tweet. It certainly made me think and inspired me to share this blog with you.

Bart

19 Responses to “Name all the things you love”

  1. Yolanda V says:

    I really loved reading your post Bart … and it really made me think. I don’t think I would have been on my list before … but now I am at the top of my list. I love myself, my husband, my son, my Polaris Business and this community… and the list goes on and on… I love and appreciate so many things and love being able to write so many things in my gratitude journal every day. I love you Bart and thank you for this blog.

  2. Karen L says:

    Great blog Bart. I flew to England yesterday and on the plane was thinking about gratitude and the huge effort that goes in to getting a plane ready for take off. I ordered special meals and was grateful for the organisation of this. There are so many things in my life that I love and are grateful for, in particular Polaris Global!

  3. Lise R says:

    What a beautiful post Bart, I LOVE it. Self-love is such an important concept to remember. Since the beginning of my journey here with Polaris Global (which was also the start of my personal development journey), I have become more cognisant about the important of self-love and not being afraid to really love myself. 🙂

  4. bart (mb) says:

    You are beautiful and amazing, Yolanda. I must admit I immediately put things above myself until I read the end of Billy’s tweet. So prolific and poignant. It made me realize that on this journey we are on in this community, we never stop growing and never stop improving. Congrats on your win, Yolanda and the gratitude that is obvious with that win!

  5. bart (mb) says:

    What an amazing story, Karen. I love when you really stop and think about all you are grateful for. Even going out to eat is packed full of gratitude – from those that built the place, to those who serve, cook, clean, and work there, to the fact you could afford to go out to eat.

  6. bart (mb) says:

    Yes, Lise, I agree that self-love is critically important. If you can’t love yourself, then how can you really show love to anyone else? I also think self-love teaches us the beauty of unconditional love.

  7. Lee Anne B says:

    Great reminder Bart, I am off to do my list now. Before starting with Polaris Global there is no way I would have been on my list either. But like you all said, I am totally at the top where I deserve to be

  8. bart (mb) says:

    Awesome, Lee Anne, absolutely awesome! Billy P. tweeted another great one today … “You cannot make everyone happy. You are not pizza.” This just reminds us that when are in true alignment, happiness is from within and that is what matters.

  9. Kym K says:

    Bart – I love this post – it is such a great reminder of focusing what is special and important to us. I didn’t put myself as no 1 on my I love list – however I am so much closer to the top than I use to be and that of course is due to working with our Beyond Freedom Evolution program. Thank you for posing the question.

  10. bart (mb) says:

    That is incredible, Kym. It is telling when I realized I may not have had myself at the top of the list. In many ways it is as if I take myself for granted. If I won’t allow others to do that, why would I allow myself? Great comments, Kym.

  11. Susan says:

    Oh my goodness, as I was reading this I was mentally listing off things, but did not even think to list myself! It’s not that I don’t love who I am, but sometimes I think we forget to keep on putting ourselves on that list. Thanks for the reminder and this was such a beautiful post Bart.

  12. bart (mb) says:

    Awesome, Susan. I suspect you are right – many of us forget to put ourselves at the top. Yet, how can anyone see the real “us” until we do put ourselves at the top?

  13. Peter W says:

    Interesting blog Bart…probably wouldn’t have consider adding myself to the list or even thought about it..but after many years of beating myself up about getting divorced I have been able to realise it is ok to course correct.

  14. bart (mb) says:

    Awesome win there, Peter. You are so right, when you are able to course correct and see the benefits it brings, things start to fall into place.

  15. Erin says:

    Wow great post Bart. I am with quite a few of you. I thought of lots of things that I love as Erin Bick…music, cooking, being active…but I didn’t think to put me at the top! Darn tooten I am at the top! Great point. I kind of wish you didn’t say anything about how “I” should be on the list…It would have been an interesting social experiment.I honestly wonder how far I would have gotten…I pretty much love everything! Lol. BFE has massively shown me how to become number one in my life. Everything is improving for me because of that one lesson. Physically it shows, mentally it is unbelievable how I think now and the words that come out of my mouth…I can’t believe how profound I sound sometimes…I am so much more free to be of service now that I have taken out so much mental trash! YES we belong at the very top of the list.

    GOsh I love you guys! It is so nice to have this family! I am grateful! XoXOOX

    Erin Nicole Bick

    #LoveMyBFEFamily, #LoveYourself, #YouDeserveIt

  16. bart (mb) says:

    That is beautiful, Erin. I agree that this community, this family, is unlike any I have experienced. Not only is it a motivation, but also a validation. My gratitude runs deep.

  17. bart says:

    IN ONLY TWO WORDS…

    Often we think back to decisions we made or journeys we chose to take. I am a firm believer there is no such thing as a mistake as long as you learn from it. It then becomes a learning opportunity.

    Reflecting back to your younger self, or your lower self, here is your challenge: If you could write a note to your younger (lower) self, what would you say in only two words?

    This challenge game me reason to pause. Having been given a second opportunity to create my future, I have spent some time reflecting on my prior decisions. I focus on my future self and gain clarity from previous events. For me, the note would read; ”pursue passion.”

    What about you? If you were to write that note in only two words, what would you say?

  18. Lee Anne B says:

    Enjoy yourself x

  19. bart says:

    Love it, Lee Anne … that is awesome!!!!

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