Today and each day, I have confidence in myself. I am thankful for all of the gifts I have to offer the world and all those that are offered to me. I trust in my own value and I know that I am worthy, lovable, and complete.
My value is intrinsic to who I am. I am unique in this world, and I am glad of that! Regardless of my circumstances or actions, I am worthy of love and blessings. And I receive them in abundance.
I am sure to take good care of myself. This is the primary way in which I reinforce that I am lovable. I can only expect others to be as good to me as I am to myself, since I set the example for this behavior. I know that I am lovable, therefore I love myself. And others treat me in kind.
Also, I know that I have all the resources I need to do whatever is put before me. Regardless of the challenges I face, I know that I am complete. I was made the way I am for a specific purpose: my life. Therefore, I trust that I have the tools to address any situation that may arise.
Today, I make time to treat myself with love and caring. I am thankful that I know I am worth my very best. I seek out opportunities to remind myself that I am worthy, lovable, and complete, and I see others treat me the same way.
Ask Yourself These Self-Reflection Questions:
1. How can I show myself love today?
2. What are some things I do really well? How can I be most kind to myself when I make mistakes?
3. How can I reinforce my own worth and completeness?
Beauty isn’t just skin deep, regardless of what the entertainment industry tells you. And, there are all kinds of beauty–not just one society-determined standard.
Audrey Hepburn is famously connected to a beautiful poem called “Time Tested
Beauty Tips”, and while she’s often credited, the truth is that she was just especially fond of it.
The poem, which I will share with you below, was actually written by Sam Levenson, who wrote it for his grandchild.
Audrey Hepburn, a woman remembered for her remarkable physical beauty, reportedly read the poem to her own grandchildren on the last Christmas Eve of her life. As it turns out, Hepburn was more than just a pretty face. Besides her legendary acting career, she was a life-long humanitarian, a survivor of Nazi terrorists and more.
The poem says it all, I think. Please take a look, and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Time Tested Beauty Tips
By Sam Levenson
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.
Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
What are your best beauty tips, inner or outer? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.
After my recent Facebook poll on what makes people happy, I posted a link to the resulting blog post in the thread so that those who I’d featured could read it. Another of my friends, who hadn’t seen the status on Facebook before I’d written the post, commented later, and she really made me think. The comment came from a fellow writer and one of our WM Freelance Writers Connection bloggers. She’s got a wicked-sharp sense of humor that makes me wish I knew her in “real life.”
“I’m a total sucker for a compliment,” she wrote. “Could be for my writing, my parenting…my hair, my shoes. Doesn’t much matter. (Good shoes=happiness. See?) Also, facing a fear, understanding it, working through it and realizing everything is still okay…that’s a less Pollyanna form of happiness for me.”
I’m totally with her on the facing a fear thing, but that compliment part really got me thinking. Even though I laughed when I read her thoughts (as I often do–girl is hilarious), I also knew she was on to something serious there. The fact is, I don’t know very many people (save for a few sullen teenagers) who don’t love a good compliment. (more…)