From Annika, With Love xo

When I was little, I remember asking my Nan if she was rich and she would always reply with “I’m not rich with money but I am rich because I have all of you.” I used to love that so much, that she counted her wealth as the loved ones around her, and I know she still does today. As an adult, I can see the depth of what she meant and I feel it even more. Love. I too can say that my wealth can only be measured by the love in my life, and believe me when I say that love is immense.

Love is enough and there is so much power in self love. There is so much power in knowing and loving yourself, because how can you demonstrate love for others when you can’t even love yourself? It doesn’t make sense. And with all the money in the world, the thing that makes the most difference to people’s lives is a few kind words and heartfelt gestures. Love is powerful.

Today I woke up and felt incredibly grateful and blessed. My life is amazing, full of amazing people, and I am so blessed to have this much love in my life. Today, I wanted to give back. The love I was feeling was too much for me alone to bear, I needed to share it. I needed to share it beyond my usual inspirational quotes and positive statuses on social media. I needed to make it more personal. So first, I rallied up my Project YOU team and encouraged to spread extra love today because I really feel that the world needs it. They felt the vibes and were ready to get onto promoting self-love and positivity. But that still didn’t  feel enough for me. I felt like I needed to do more. I am oozing all this love and positivity for everyone today and I needed to share more of it. And so I went into Whatsapp, and channeled my energy through voice-notes to some of the most amazing people I know. Because, it doesn’t matter how amazing or strong or independent you say that you are, we could all do with a little love.

instaquote-21-12-2014-21-11-22I love love and my love is genuine. When I feel like this, this good and pure energy, I need to share it. I cannot keep it to myself. It does not belong to me. I feel like the Universe has blessed me with it but it is for me to share with others. I don’t love to be loved back. I don’t give to receive. That’s not how this works and it is not how I work. I appreciate replies and thank you’s and all the nice stuff I get in response but please know I do not expect that. I don’t expect that you respond to my love with love, that is not why I do this. It is enough to know that I was able to send you that love, that I was able to put into words how important you are in the world. I pour love into the people around me in the hope that it can help them love themselves. I didn’t love myself for a long time and when I realised that it was my right, I poured love into myself until I began to overflow. Now that I overflow, I want to pour love back into the beautiful souls around me, in the hope that they too might realise that they are worthy, they are important, they are enough and they deserve to be loved.

Love is my currency. Love is what makes me rich and my way of living wealthy. Because even in the absence of money, there is always love and it starts from within. This is why I can confidently say that I love my life, I love me and I love the people around me. There is an abundance of love and of good energy, and I am blessed and grateful.

If you’re reading this, please know that I love you and I am sending you so much positive energy. You’re presence in this world is valued, is important and is loved. You are an incredible human being and I am blessed to have this connection with you. This connection is amazing and serves a purpose, no matter how small you might think it is. I send love, light and positivity your way, and all I ask in return is that you love yourselves today. All I ask is that you look in the mirror and find a way to love that amazing person looking back. That person is a fighter. That person never gives up. That person woke up today. That person strives to survive each day in spite of the challenges. That person got you this far. You. You are worthy of love so please, if you are inspired by the energy and the vibrations I am sending out today, please just love yourself.

You are worth your effort.

x

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