Ok. It's a Saturday night and I've been running around all day chauffering my boys to their basketball games and I'm exhausted. When I left home today, my hair was is in a semi neat bun and I wore leggings and a t-shirt, no makeup or contact lenses. Not especially cute, in my opinion, but I'm behind on laundry so I had to make it do what it do lol... Today was what I would call a good day for me. Good because It was a day that I was able to look in the mirror and not feel horrible. I battle with frequent low self esteem and its a struggle. On certain days, its like no matter what I do I'm not satisfied with how I look. I also have a hard time accepting compliments. Compliments feel weird. When I'm complimented, my mind automatically says "Who me? Yeah right lol". I've been like this for as long as I can remember. I can recall just wanting people to like me, to notice me and when they did they could lead me anywhere. Which is probably a reason for some of the horrible relationships and friendships I've had. When this year started, I made a decision that I was going to value myself more. Meaning, that I am no longer seeking the approval of others when it comes to the way I feel about myself. I'm no longer going to be hesitant about doing things out of fear of someone else's opinion. Everyday, I try to do things to make myself feel better, even if it's something as small as buying a new lipstick. Trust me it makes a difference. Looking in the mirror is definitely something that I make a point of doing, but I also make sure to tell myself that I am worthy because I am. I'm worthy to be appreciated, respected, and loved. Plus, these days, I think I'm pretty cute too 🍃 . .
There's no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let others get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections- Anonymous