“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line.”
~ Lucille Ball
This, to me, is the ultimate truth. It’s what it all comes down to, and what everything is built upon. Fall in love with yourself.
Sometimes, I forget this. I was feeling a bit down yesterday, and realised that I had forgotten to love myself. This started me thinking about all the other things I sometimes forget, so I wrote a list.
As you all probably know by now, I prefer to focus on the positives. And this list looked too much like a list of negative affirmations, so I crossed out the ‘forget’s and added ‘remember’, to focus on what I do want and encourage myself to remember these things more often.
Sometimes, I remember how AWESOME I really am.
I remember how beautiful I am, inside and out.
I remember that comparing myself to others only leads to insecurity and disappointment.
I remember what makes me happy, and I
remember what I define as success.
I remember how blessed I am, and how much I have to be thankful for every single day.
I remember to recognise how far I have come, and how much I have achieved.
I remember that the little voice in my head is the ego, not love.
I remember that it doesn’t matter what other people think about me, it only matters what I think about me.
I remember to look at the good things in my life.
I remember that I am enough, just as I am.
I remember that I am a Goddess.
I remember that I am connected to everything in this Universe, that the beauty I see in the world is also within me.
I remember that obstacles and doubt can be overcome.
I remember that I am capable of achieving my dreams.
I remember to dream.
I remember to smile.
I remember to take care of myself.
I remember to breathe.
I remember to dance like no-one’s watching.
I remember to let go of guilt for doing what I love.
I remember that people are out to help me, not get me.
I remember that a bad hair day or a blemish is natural, not imperfect.
I remember that magazines, media and advertising aren’t real, but I am.
I remember that my thoughts create my life.
I remember that every moment is an opportunity to change what isn’t working, and be grateful for what is.
I remember that the dark parts of myself aren’t meant to be ignored, but embraced as part of my whole.
I remember that everyone is doing the best that they can.
I remember that I am doing the best that I can.
I remember that the good times are meant to be celebrated, and the hard times are meant to be learned from.
I want to remember these things every day. This is my continuous journey to having a never-ending supply of self-love.
Well, it’s the last week of 30 Days Of Beauty. What an amazing experience this has been! My mind has been blown by all the support and encourage we have received during these passed 30 days, and I am so grateful.
My self-worth has improved, and I feel pretty good to know that I can list 30 reasons why I’m beautiful whenever I want to. And then go on to list 30 more.
I can’t believe 30 Days Of Beauty is almost over. But I am so proud to be a part of it.
And the best part is; this week we reached our fundraising goal! We raised $300 for To Write Love On Her Arms! Yay! 😀 Thank you so much to everyone who donated, you are a beautiful force of good in this world.
Here are my #imbeautifulbecause tweets from this week:
April 23rd: #imbeautifulbecause I trust my intuition, no matter what.
April 24th: #imbeautifulbecause my heart is open to all the good things coming my way.
April 25th: #imbeautifulbecause I treat others the way I wish to be treated, with kindness, acceptance, love and a smile 🙂
April 26th: #imbeautifulbecause I know what my body needs and deserves. I give myself time to rest and refuel, even when all I want to do is work.
April 27th: #imbeautifulbecause I am on a never-ending journey of self-love and self-improvement. I am always better than I used to be.
April 28th: #imbeautifulbecause I trust myself, I trust the Universe, and I know that I am exactly where I need to be.
April 29th: #imbeautifulbecause I am brave enough to be vulnerable.
Here are some of my favourite tweets from you this week:
@frangepanni #imbeautifulbecause no matter how much I wanna give up and no matter how much my mind tells myself I can’t – I’m still gonna do it! #faith
@A_Writing_Mom #imbeautifulbecause I see myself as beautiful ❤
@jenfromal #imbeautifulbecause I give in to full-out, crazy dance urges at least once a day. I have moves.
@SparklinTraci #Imbeautifulbecause I give myself permission to not have to be perfect, but to be the best me I can be.
@Zanthi #imbeautifulbecause I am learning to dance in the rain more often.
Thank you for making this world a more beautiful place.
I’m off to watch the Royal Wedding and blubber like a baby!
Double rainbows and lotus flowers,