for SOOOOOOo many reasons....
We will literally run ourselves to the GROUND to keep from letting someone say that we didn't do "enough" or we didn't "pull our weight" or we don't "look" a certain way...
Well today I got up well before I had to be at work. I showered and when I got out, instead of looking at myself in the mirror and judging myself and then hurrying to put on a robe and cover myself - I spent some time just being thankful for WHO I am and what I am. Instead of looking at myself and making a mental list of things I need to do to better myself... instead of being my worst critic.... today I decided to start my day differently.
I am officially closer to 40 than 30 this year (thanks to another birthday) and honestly - I am VERY proud of who I am - INSIDE and OUTSIDE!!!!
I walked around my house... that I bought... ME - MYSELF.... and I looked around at all the things its filled with. I did that. I looked upon a wall where my degrees (that's plural!) hang... an education that I pushed myself to pursue and paid for myself (well... I'm still paying for it! ha)... I walked upstairs and looked around at my teenage son's room (which is not surprisingly... a mess) and I took a minute to thank God for the strong smart independent young man that I have raised....
I walked around my house this morning... not hiding a thing... not pretending a thing.... not running. Just looking at myself for who I truly am and everything and everyone I have surrounded myself with and I smiled.
Society and people around me may look at me and think ugly judgmental things.... ya know.... I need to lose weight, I need to work out, I need to wear different makeup, I need to wear different clothes, my house is too small, I haven't done enough, I've failed my child, WHATEVER they want to say........
But today = YOU can't phase me!!!
I love me.
I love my life.
It may not be what YOU think it should be..... but every day I stand on my own two feet and I fight through yet another day and I do and give as much as any one person can do or give!
And for that........ I'm proud of me! :)
You'd be surprised at how much better your day and attitude can be if you just start your day being happy with who you really are and all that you are blessed with - rather than letting any fool make you feel like any less!
Have a GREAT Tuesday - look at yourself for everything that you ARE today, as opposed to everything you are not.
You don't have to WATCH this video - but push play and put it on repeat and minimize it.... chill out and enjoy your day!