What do you love about yourself?

Last Update: December 16, 2015

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!


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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Being a genetically different type of human being I feel I am uniquely qualified to answer this. Let's start with life itself. Genetically we generally died out between 45 and 50. It's sad to watch some of the greatest people that I have ever known die in this range. But for some reason I am over 60. I have been legally blind since birth but I have an absolutely incredible brain that has more than compensated for all of my physical shortcomings throughout my life. Imagine never being able to drive... Compensated by a brain that allowed me income to travel and limousines most of my life. I call myself a little short fat guy. Didn't always used to be fat but I am now. Life has even made it worse... 3 strokes a few years ago but I'm still here. I love myself and my life more today than ever any point before.
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RethaT Premium
Wow, what a very inspirational comment! Thanks for sharing, and I want you to know that I think you're amazing. Anybody else probably would've given up on themselves a long time ago. You stay awesome, you're an inspiration to a lot of people. Thanks again!
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Not true. There is at least 1 group of equal achievers. Imagine my shock while I was working on the MCSE certification... I open the door to the classroom thinking I will dominate these people with ease. Inside of the room for the first time I see a collection of people who look like me... Never before in life have I seen such a spectacle, I am thinking damn there goes my genetic advantage. But I still had an experience and educational advantage I did quite well.. then again so did everybody.
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SowAndReap Premium
my complexion my daughter said her complexion too.
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RethaT Premium
Great! I will let my daughter know this too, and hopefully she will see how beautiful she is. Thanks for sharing Evelyn!
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angelce903 Premium
I would say my face and my complexion! Teenage years are very difficult because you want to be accepted and fit in a group. You don't want to be rejected and feel strange. Fortunately as a Christian mother you'll be able to reassure her and tell your daughter that she is beautiful and special because God redeemed her! Thanks for sharing!
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RethaT Premium
Very nice! My daughter is feeling insecure about herself, but I will let her know that her complexion is beautiful and she should be proud of it. Thanks for the wonderful comment, I really appreciate it. :)
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angelce903 Premium
You're welcome!
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