Fact: I worked for the big O when I was a young thing. Fact: I can say from personal experience that she speaks the truth. Fact: if we keep telling ourselves that we aren't pretty enough or skinny enough or sexy enough or a good enough mother, that is what we will become. 1000%. • We trust ourselves above all others. How many times has our partner told us he loves touching our body and we think "that's impossible, my hips are so fat"? How many times do we negate all the good that others see in us? Too often. Which is a big problem because what both Oprah and I know for sure is this: what we think of ourselves has more power than anything everyone else says, combined. You know this is true. I know, deep down, you know this. • Oprah is right; if we keep hating ourselves-our minds or our bodies or our actions-we will become the unworthy person we keep telling ourselves we are. We will become her. Fat. Inadequate. Old. Weird. We believe ourselves above all others.
• Is it possible for just one day, just one, we tell ourselves exactly what others do? I am beautiful. My body is sexy. I am killing it at this parenting thing. Can we do it for one day? And can one day become two? And then a week? A month? And then a lifetime? What would happen then? One word: freedom. We would be cut loose from our own imprisonment and be free to become what we truly are: un-freaking-believable. • Don't believe me, mamas. Believe yourself. 💗 @oprah @girlboss #oprah #oprahwinfrey #oprahquotes #whatiknowforsure #truthbomb