May I ask you for a favor? Would you please do one thing for me that you probably rarely do for yourself (or have ever done for that matter), and take out a piece of paper and pen out and write down 5 physical attributes you love about yourself? I am narrowing it down to physical attributes because if I asked you to write down five “things” you love about yourself, chances are you’d write about your characteristics. That’s all fine and well, but it’s a safe answer. How many times do we actually sit in a mirror and think about the PHYSICAL attributes that we love? How many times do you tell yourself, “I love my size 16 thighs. I love my Size 38G breasts!” Do you see my point?
I’ll start! Here are the 5 physical attributes I love about myself:
1.) My hips: I was able to carry two beautiful twin boys for 38 1/2 weeks. One weighed 6lbs. 14oz. when he was born and the other weighed 5lbs. 14oz. I am convinced it was because God blessed me with child-rearing hips!
2.) My eyes: My late husband used to sing me a song by William Michael Morgan called, “I Met a Girl,” There is a verse in the song that he said was made for me: “I Met a girl with crazy shoes and baby blues.” He always told me he fell in love with me all over again when I looked at him with my baby blues. I also remember my father dancing with me when I was little to Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl.” He would always change the lyrics to “Blue Eyed Girl.”
3.) My hair: It’s thick, wavy and there’s a lot of it. It keeps me warm in the wintertime and it makes me sweat like there’s a blanket on my neck in the summertime. I just look at it as burning extra calories!
4.) My smile: I live by the words, “The prettiest thing you can wear is a smile.” Nobody will ever call a smiling person unattractive.
5.) Myself: I have grown to love it all. I am a work in progress and it keeps getting better. Learning to love yourself is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Learning to love myself was the greatest gift I ever gave myself because it allowed me to see what I deserved.
Jewelry: Stella & Dot