What do you love about yourself?
I was sitting here at home one day thinking about my fifteen year old daughter. She's very obsessed about her height of 4'9 and 3/4. She says that everyone at school seems to just look right over her, and that they constantly push and shove her as she tries to makes it to each one of her classes. She wishes all the time that she was about 5'2", and then she won't have that problem.
Then when we go shopping for her clothes and shoes, she tries to pick out clothes that she thinks will make her more noticeable, and shoes that will make her taller. I tell her all the time that she is very unique and made just the way God created her, and that's a good thing. But because I'm her mother, that's not "good enough" advice.
The feeling of being different can be a very bad thing. It'll have you thinking that you don't matter in this world, that people just don't like you because you're different, make you alienate yourself from people, or even try to be someone you're not.
Then I started thinking, there are so many things about us that some of us would probably change if we could, you know, things that surgery can't fix. Maybe naturally longer lashes, to be taller or shorter, bigger eyes, pretty feet, Lol, to have some cute dimples in our cheeks, etc.
But have you ever stop to think about the things that you actually LOVE about yourself?
Is there anything about you that you just really love, something that you wouldn't dare change about yourself if you could? Is this list as big as the "Would Change" list? Well I asked myself this question too, and honestly, No this list isn't bigger than the 'would change" list, but there are many things that I really love about myself. I love my height of 5'2", my foot size of 7 and 1/2, I don't have dimples but I love my smile, my size 12 body, my slender fingers, and oval-shaped head.
And yes, there are a couple of things that I would change if I could, but it doesn't matter, because it doesn't change the fact that I still love ME. When we truly love what we look like, it doesn't leave room for anyone to belittle us and make us feel inferior to them in ANY way. I wish my daughter would just understand this and get over the way she feels about herself. We're all different in many ways, that's what makes us very unique.
So if you will, please share the things that you love about yourself. I think that we can encourage someone who is going through a tough time about their appearance, whether they're young or older. We are many in this world, and you just never know who we can touch in a very positive way by sharing with them our experiences in the past and present about what we went through and eventually got over, then hopefully they will too. Thanks for reading!