Saturday, April 24, 2010

You Are Wonderful!

When was the last time you looked into your own eyes in a mirror and told yourself how wonderful you are?

How about telling yourself you are capable, kind, and loving?  And pretty, too!

Most women are quick to criticize themselves but are stingy with compliments. Many of us are good at complimenting others but when it comes time to buoy our own self-esteem, we are more like deflated balloons!

It takes a lot of living to come to a point of self-acceptance.  Most women I know  (including myself) are unhappy with some aspect of their bodies whether it's the shape of their noses, hips,  thighs, hair, or eyes and so on.

It's very difficult to look at yourself in a mirror and say,

      "I love you," and really mean it.

When we are able to do that, however, we are well on our way to self-acceptance and a better quality of life. It's true that when you truly believe you are loveable and precious, you "become" loveable and  precious and are able to share that self love with the world!

So, next time you are near a mirror, really look at the image in the reflection. Look deeply into your own eyes and say,  "You are wonderful!"



Linda said...

I think just knowing that I am a good person and that I am worth liking have helped me achieve self acceptance. Maybe it's an age thing.

diane stetson said...

At my age I am NOT a bit critical of my body or anything....I've learned to accept this is how GOD made me and I love it!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan - we think so much alike. I blog about this too.

I agree with Linda and Diane. Age helps us accept ourselves - I think.

Self talk is critical too - you can tell yourself you're ugly or you can tell yourself you are pretty. The choice is up to you.

Affirm yourself. Go past the mirrow and say hello - love you and smile at yourself!

Just some thoughts.


Susan said...

If you do not like yourself, it makes it difficult for anyone else to like you!! Age brings wisdom.

Terri Tiffany said...

This is a hard one. I think I often feel quilty about saying that although if we don't affirm ourselves we can't be as good for others as we would like to be.

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