Dear Self (insert your name here if you like):
I’m having one of those body UGH! days today. You know, the kind that leave you feeling more frumpy than fabulous. I’m wearing a green sweatshirt that is two sizes too big and my red hair seems a lot more blazing than usual.
It’s times like these that I like to take stock in the GOOD things about myself — it’s far too easy to get caught up in the things we can’t change and only see them as these big, bad negative things. Newsflash: It doesn’t have to be like that. Think about what you like about yourself and what is beautiful about your body. Here are some of my ideas….send me yours too!
Once more with feeling…the brain is, hands down, the sexiest body part. Heck, it’s what makes you, well, YOU! So, go ahead and show off noggin of yours!
I never used to be an ‘eye’ person. Half the time, I never even noticed the cclor of people’s eyes, let alone cared. But the more I looked, the more I saw it: the eyes are the windows to your soul. Deep blues. Radiant greens. Mysterious greys. They all tell a glorious and wonderous story.
I have freckles all up and down my arms and across my nose. I used to think they were pesky leopard spots, but now I just love to look at them because they remind me of my father. It’s funny how something as small (literally! And figurativel!) as freckles can become such a part of you, isn’t it?
Your Big Feet
I don’t have big feet (imagine how that would look on my short frame!), but my mother does (a size 12 in men’s, actually!). They remind me that my grandfather is with me every day, even though he lives 1,000 miles away.
Your Unique Nose
Aren’t you tired of all these celebrities (read: We know the truth, Ashlee Simpson) ‘fixing’ their noses? What’s wrong with having pride in your own nose, largeness be damned!
So, tell me what you like about your body….
[Photos via We Heart It]