Dress: Cast Couture
Boots: Boots for Broads
The inestimable Sally, over at GeorgieLove, is running a week of posts on loving thyself and it’s a pretty magnificent idea. Pop on over there and have a good read, it’s OK – I’ll wait.
So what do you think?
It’s pretty hard to think great things about yourself, isn’t it? We’re so trained to reach higher, achieve the impossible, be the most beautiful, the slimmest, the sexiest, the most competent that sometimes we forget what a miracle we are, just as we are. We focus on the negative instead of embracing the positive. And worse, we take the positive and make it a negative. If we’re fair we strive to be tanned. If we’re curvy we want to be straight. Tall girls want to be short, petite girls want a few extra inches. I know there’s a lot of women out there who would love to possess my DD’s but I’d love to downsize to a C cup.
Apparently I have low self-esteem.
I’d never really thought of it until someone pointed out the language that I used to describe myself was consistently negative. I’m square. I’m a bit of a doormat. I’m pretty nerdy. I’m overweight. I’m not fun to be with. I’m shy. Cold. Standoffish. I don’t party, drink, play computer games. No wonder it’s so easy to walk all over me – if I don’t value myself, how can I expect other people to treat me well?
Well, it’s got to stop.
So, in the style of Sally, here’s what makes me great:
I’m smart. I’m loving. I’m generous. I’m beautiful – maybe not traditionally so, but I have excellent skin, a pretty smile and lips that were made for kissing. My hair is great. I cook really well. I’m full of joy. I have lovely hands and long elegant fingers that know how to play piano. I have a decent singing voice and a good ear for music. I’m good at my job. I’m easily liked. I treat people well. I’m trusting and loyal. I’ve got good fashion sense. I like to share. My body is well shaped and operates well. My legs are inordinately strong. Animals love me. I laugh all the time.
All right folks – your turn. What do you love about yourself? What makes you lucky to be you?
Necklace: Accessory Company @ Myer