If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you how to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they were taught as children.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you. It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.
How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life.
I have noticed that the Universe loves gratitude. The more grateful you are, the more goodness you get.
Special Bonus Quote:
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.