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!