What can you learn from a 5 cent plastic bottle, that you spent over 40 dollars on? Well, I have this slight obsession with philosophy products (often found at nordstrom, von maur, sephora) On some of the bottles, i.e body lotions, bath gel and such, they have a definition of the product name. My fragrance of choice just so happens to be… Falling in Love. I use the yum yum, perfume and the lotion. But please, don’t get me started on the variety of lip shine I use.

So, I have read my lotion bottle 1,000 times, but maybe not with the intent that I read it this morning. I figured this was blog worthy since I thought about it for more than 5 seconds.

My bottle reads…

falling in love

philosophy: when it comes to love you need not to fall but rather surrender. surrender to the idea that you must love yourself before you can love another. you must absolutely trust yourself before you can absolutely trust another and you most importantly you must accept your flaws before you can accept the flaws of another.

I know I’ve heard this “advice” a million times. You must love yourself before someone else can love you, but still… to think. Maybe thats why it has taken me this long to even be ready for love. For so many years I thought I had just loved who I was, maybe I didn’t. Maybe I appreciated myself, but didn’t LOVE me. I was thinking too to myself, do I really have flaws, I thought I was so close to being perfect… yet, then I thought about what someone must accept about me. My weird, outgoing personality, the fact that I can be loud and laugh too much, the fact that I TRY to cook, but often fail (until I take cooking classes), the fact that I am not the tidest of people, (meaning I clean, then I let things get a bit messy, then clean again) But hey, we all have our flaws. So maybe this corporation has inspired at least one person to look a little deeper within themselves and learn to love themselves for the crazy, big haired person they might be.

And to think all this came from a 5 cent plastic bottle.

of course: the visual aid… had to add grace since that’s my most lovely middle name. :)