Friday, March 7, 2008

For my girls...

This challenge has been one of the hardest for me. I've thought about it for a couple of days and I've come to the conclusion that I need to work on loving me. In my mind, I've put so much more importance on beauty on the inside, that I've pretty much ignored my outside beauty. I've got plenty of extra pounds to get rid of, and just like every woman on planet earth, there are things I don't love about myself. But this challenge isn't about those things. It's about recognizing things I DO like about myself.

As I took this picture, Natasha Bedingfield's song "Freckles" was playing in the background. My girls and I love that song. And the lyrics are perfect for this challenge...

I used to care so much about what others think about
I almost didn't have a thought of my own
the slightest remark would make me
embark on a journey of self - doubt
but that was a while ago, this girl has got stronger
and if I knew then what I know now
I would've told myself don't worry any longer

it's ok...cuz a face without freckles is like a sky without the stars
why waste a second, not loving who you are
those little imperfections make you beautiful, loveable, valuable
they show your personality...inside your heart

I don't want my girls to waste a second not loving who they are, and so it starts with me...loving myself.

1. I like my very dark, naturally curly hair. I've never colored my hair, and I've grown to love my dark hair.
2. I like my green eyes, that have a bit of brown in them.
3. I like my full lips.
4. I like my freckles that I've passed on to each of my children.
5. This one might be cheating, but I like my ear for music. I am grateful for the ability to hear.

If you haven't accepted this challenge, please give it a shot. It's like free therapy.