Just because you hate yourself so often,
doesn't mean you don't
have a shred of self endearment.
Too many people
hold this misconception
about mental illness,
it doesn't mean that
you don't love yourself,
it means you're
learning to live with yourself,
learning to live with your affliction.
Unfortunately many of us
will never have the opportunity
to share this bit of knowledge,
but I know that you're not only
completely capable of loving yourself,
you're also completely capable of being loved
and completely capable of loving anyone you choose.
So don't let any 'someone'
try to tell you that you can't love or be loved
until you learn to love yourself.
It's just not true.