Loving Me

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This was inspired by a quote that Just Plain ‘Ol Vic posted earlier today. 

“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t. Start loving yourself for everything you are.”

It prompted me to write myself a letter on why I love me. I decided to share it and maybe encourage others to do the same.
Physically,  I love my eyes, my nose, my smile.  I love the shape of my body, regardless of the weight I am at, all my curves in all of the right places.  I love my hands and my feet and toes.  I love my “perfect” legs (as my gram used to call them).  I love my hips and the way they move to the rhythm of good music. 
Mentally, I love my brain, the way I think, the way I see things and try to see things from different angles, different points of view.  I love the way my thoughts flow onto paper. That I can wrote in a poetic way.  The way I day dream and close my eyes to see pictures.  My analytical self, my mathematical self and my realistic self.  But I also love my day dreamy, creative self.
I love my heart, that I can see and find the good in people.  I love that I am trusting,  that I give people a chance. Yes I may have been taken advantage of before but I have learned to let that go.  It doesn’t mean that I do it again or continue to trust them.  It means that I forgive and move on.  I realize that the people who try to hurt me with their lies and manipulation are truly the ones hurting.  I am learning to love my vulnerability. I was so scared to show it for so long but now I am embracing it, along with my sensitivity.  These are the things that make me who I am and I don’t want to be anyone else. 
I am proud of who I am. A loving mother, sister, daughter, friend, cousin.  Not perfect but perfectly flawed and made into the woman I am today.  Yes I’ve made mistakes,  I’ve been hurt, lied to and taken advantage of.  But overall, I am loved by many and the ones that are still around are the ones that matter.  The rest have lived through their reason, their season and have made me stronger. 
Yes I am woman….RAWR!!!  and I love me!

31 comments

  1. T. Wayne · March 1, 2016

    That’s a good letter! I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jacquelineobyikocha · March 1, 2016

    I love how you took time to love yourself. Hmm! Sounds like a great idea..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kelley · March 2, 2016

    love it!

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    • Elissa · March 2, 2016

      Thanks. It feels good to find the things we love about ourselves. It’s so easy to find what we don’t

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Tikeetha T · March 2, 2016

    Love it sis! I need to write a letter on why I love myself. Umph! Might be my next post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elissa · March 2, 2016

      Yes!! Ping me back when you do! Let’s start a love chain!! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Lisa A. · March 2, 2016

    Beautiful Elissa! I might have to do this one of these days.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. SpiritualJourney17 · March 2, 2016

    This is something everyone should do. Love themselves first (instead of nit-picking about themselves). 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elissa · March 2, 2016

      Yes! I thought it was a good reminder. We can always find what we don’t like! Thanks for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Just Plain Ol' Vic · March 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on Just Plain Ol' Vic and commented:
    One of the reasons why I enjoy WordPress so much, the connections we can make here. I am glad to have played a small part for Elissa. This is a wonderful, self affirming post about loving yourself.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Elissa · March 2, 2016

      Thanks for sharing! I love WordPress because I feel like it’s such a positive and encouraging community! I love how we all build each other up! So thanks for inspiring

      Liked by 1 person

      • Just Plain Ol' Vic · March 2, 2016

        I am happy to help and send out a positive message!

        Liked by 1 person

  8. nosyjosie · March 3, 2016

    This was awesome and I love that you found so many things to love about yourself. I struggle with this sometimes but have been changing that around this year. I think I will follow suit and write one myself. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elissa · March 3, 2016

      Yes! I think you should! I’m sure there are many amazing things about you! Let me know when you do! Thanks for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Faye · March 3, 2016

    From my perspective because I have come to KNOW I am loved from the higher place it then has become so much easier to love myself and the people around me. My God IS LOVE.

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  13. DaisyWillows · March 21, 2016

    just stopping by – This was re blogged on WP and it touched my inner core xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elissa · March 21, 2016

      Thank you. I’m glad to hear. Just trying to spread the love

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