Finding beauty in unexpected places - words of self-love scribbled on a bathroom stall
The deafening music from the dance floor became a barely there beat once inside.
Scribbled on the wall, in black and silver sharpie, seven simple words, but their placement,
linked together - created a feeling of love, their location - an unexpected place, created a sense of calm.
I knew I needed to share with YOU, my readers.
WHO YOU ARE IS ENOUGH--> YOU, EXACTLY as you are, ARE ENOUGH - actually MORE than enough.
Let go of the "shoulds" in your life, ditch the comparison game and EMBRACE yourself AS IS.
Realize this: You ARE enough, exactly as your are, you are worthy, you are important, you are beautiful/handsome/whatever you want to be called. Your cup runneth over with all the wonderful things that YOU are - but you don't NEED me to tell you that - YOU NEED TO TELL YOURSELF THAT! We humans, are works in progress, we are forever growing, changing, shaping, and shifting, BUT these changes or improvements we want to make or just so happen to make DO NOT mean, who we are at this moment are not good enough. Remember this:
YOU ARE ALWAYS ENOUGH - YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST <3
LOVE YOURSELF - Two words, sounds simple, but to whole heartedly do this, is often very difficult.
Theodore Roosevelt was right when he said "Comparison is the thief of joy," far too often we compare other's "highlight reel" from social media to our own life and struggles and come up dissatisfied with ourselves - I began blogging and talking about self-love in 2015, after a few years blogging about positive body image and an attitude of gratitude but the topic of self-love is still relevant to me today...and it should be for everyone! It sounds silly, even a bit narcissistic almost, to simply say, "I love myself" BUT these positive words have the ability to TRANSFORM your thoughts and create a loving mindset towards yourself which means you will be happier AND healthier :)
A simple reminder, scrawled on the inside of a bathroom stall door
holds more power than you know.
Affirmations, whether written or said out loud can have a positive impact on you, especially when repeated and used in times of negative self-talk or doubt. Negative thoughts and feelings are NORMAL, instead of shaming yourself further for feeling a certain way, acknowledge the feeling, and repeat a positive affirmation.
I turned the faucet off and looked up into the mirror.
As I was tempted to critique myself, I looked back at those words, and instead smiled.
Today was a bit different style of a post (a bit of my creative writing side came out)
--> I'd LOVE to hear your feedback in the comments :)
- Thoughts on my writing and blog style post?
- Ever find AWESOME AFFIRMATIONS somewhere ?
- Do you use affirmations - care to share in the comments?
- HUGS <3