Are you one of the thousands of people on a journey to loving yourself and having a really hard time? Do you wake up every morning and look in the mirror trying to see past your “flaws” but can only focus on the bad? Do you see the lumps and bumps, the stretch marks, the flabby arms, the marked skin, the frizzy hair; all the things you wish were different or simply not there?
I’m telling you this today; you are not alone. You are never alone! I’m telling you today that you are beautiful; every bump, lump, mark, skin colour, crooked tooth or “flaw” is beautiful! Your journey may be a difficult one but do not give up the fight. Today maybe you see what’s wrong but some day soon you will begin to see the good. Then eventually the good will take over the bad. Then the day will come when you know you are beautiful!
Until you know for certain how wonderful you are, surround yourself with the tools to help you along the path to self-love. Seek out the people who will support you, not pull you down. Read about the people who have travelled the same road and learn from their words of wisdom. Go to places where your body is celebrated; shops, events (Curvy Expo coming to Toronto May 14th), support groups, counsellors.
Today might be a difficult day so lean on someone to hold yourself up. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help.
Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and believe me, trust me when I say you are beautiful and are more than enough! You are wonderful!