I hate looking at the mirror. All I see when I look into it all of my failures. My stomach is too pudgy. I’m too hairy. I’m baldly. (It’s funny that you can be both). I look at my teeth and their crooked or broken. My eyes, well, I actually really like my eyes. Nevertheless, I can see all of my imperfections.
It’s really easy to start at the point and head downhill. I’m ugly so no one is going to love me. I look goofy so people are going to think I’m weird. Charmaine asks us today to take a step away from that and find the beauty outwardly and inwardly.
So three things that I love about myself and then three things I love about my body.
I love my optimism. I understand that I live in a world of logic and rational. The world seems to be getting worse by the day with this Cold War feel side-by-side with shady politics. I somehow find a way to make everything seem rose-colored. I live in the moment and dance to the beat of my peppy drum. I don’t want the world to tear me down, and don’t want to tear down the world. Everything will work out, and I know that deep down in my heart, and I love that fact about me.
I love my resilience. I have had bad breakups. I’ve literally fallen down. I’ve gotten through it all and come back swinging. While I was recovering last week, I spent the week setting up my blog and making plans. During my break-ups, I would hang out or call my friends to keep myself moving forward. It’s a good trait to have in the world and is helpful to me as well as my friends.
I love my writing. When I talk about my stories, I know my entire demeanor changes. I speak more with my hands. I talk about these characters as if I’ve known them all my life. When I talk with them about my friends… I have the same exuberance even if they look at me a bit weird. Even my blog gives me a lot of smiles. If I can help one person find their hero within, everything is going to be worth it.
Now, three things about my body… This one is a bit harder.
I love my eyes. They seem to switch colors depending on what I’m wearing from a gray to a blue or a green. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and I believe that mine bring life. The gray of a storm, the blue of water, or the green of life. So, my eyes are awesome!
I love my calves. I don’t really have a reason why. They are not exceptionally muscled, but they’re decent. They look good on me, and I’ve never had any complaints.
I love my tattoos. This one was put on my body by me. It’s the choices I made and the kind of art I want to represent. If you didn’t know, I have a sleeve made from mostly Doctor Who quotes and then blue roses throughout. At the top, I break the sleeve with a Gryphon eating itself, which is a symbol from my upcoming novel. At the top, I have a Song Of Ice and Fire tattoo and a Star Wars Legends tattoo. I have many more throughout my body, but those are the ones I have the space to bring up.
It’s hard to talk about yourself positively, especially when you begin to think you’re being self-centered or selfish. It’s good to see your own beauty and your own talents. It’ll help drive you forward. Do this yourself, and let me know in the comments below what you love about yourself today!
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