I wrote before about loving yourself and I’m writing again about it, since I have received some requests for more on this topic!
I know loving myself is a journey. One I have come very far on since I was a little girl. In the photo, I’m the little girl front left. My older sister Kathie is next to me and my Aunt Patsy is behind us ( yes she’s just 3 years older than me!).
I spoke in another article about how I looked at myself in the mirror as a little girl, and said “I hate you”, while standing on a stool, since I wasn’t tall enough to see in the mirror.
How sad as I look at that beautiful little girl I was, to think I hated myself enough at such a young age to do this.
My article about “Looking In the Mirror and Saying I Love You” was in the online magazine, “I Am Enough” a couple years ago. I can honestly look in the mirror today and say I love you, only it took awhile.
What happened to me that made me feel this way about myself?
With teasing from a sibling, saying I was adopted and feeling like I didn’t fit into my family, simply because I was born with a head full of coal black curly hair and the others were all blondes! That’s really it. It’s what I said to myself. We can do that to ourselves.
I clearly am a member of my family and I do know that now. But, it took me many years of personal growth classes and therapy to really learn to love myself and know I do matter.
We must watch closely what we say to ourselves.
No one will take care of me but me. There are lessons in everything I experience. It’s up to me to find out what they are.
Today I do lots of things to take care of myself and to love myself.
It “takes a village to raise a child”, and it also takes a village to help each of us along our journey’s here on earth, don’t you agree?
What do you do regularly to take care of and love yourself? Please leave me comments below, I would love to hear them~!
Many blessings to all of you today!
I run! Although not regular enough.
Yes getting into some physical movement like running helps create those feel good endorphins! Thanks for your comment, Anna!❤️
I do cardio drumming….walking….and meet up with friends as often as possible!!
All great things for yourself Deb! Thanks for commenting!❤️