Thursday, February 2, 2012

Do You Love You, Punk? Well? Do You?

You should! (And you're not a punk - I didn't mean it. Still friends?  Good.) ;)

Amy Morby over at A is for Ampersand is on a self-love crusade this month.  And I like it. <3  And I wanted to share her thoughts as well as my own on the subject.

I would say my perception-of-self is pretty good these days.  But it hasn't always been.  And I don't think there is a woman out there who can't relate to the inner struggle of maintaining a positive self-image.  Some days are harder than others.  But mostly, lately, I'd say I'm a happy camper.  How 'bout you?

I think it's really important to support one another and strengthen those we know who might need it - we owe it to ourselves and to others to be positive and loving and share our strength when we can if for no other reason than maybe the universe will send that strength back to us someday when we need it.  And for the best reason - it just feels good.  And it's nice to be nice. :)

It's especially hard to feel happy and proud of oneself when the world is constantly bombarding us with images and messages that say "you're not good enough unless you're doing this stuff...or looking like this".


You're beautiful.  You're wonderful.  You're special.  Not in a "more special than someone else" kinda way - that's bullhucky too.  But in a "be glad and proud and thankful for YOU" kinda way because no one else is you - you are.  What's that saying?  Be yourself - everyone else is already taken.  True story.

Well you get the message.  And I mean it.  Much love to all my lady readers!!  (And even the boys, if they're reading. :) )

If you'd like to join Amy's crusade and sign her "Declaration of Self-Hate Independence" - head over HERE.

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