I've talked before about the gratitude I have for my body - you can read that blog post here. Today it came up again in discussion with my flatmate, based on this DOVE advert - DOVE Real Beauty Sketches. You see, I am such a believer in seeing our own inner and OUTER beauty, as well as everyone else's, so I often regard myself with a kind eye and can sometimes come across as . . . dare I say it . . . VAIN. Yes, vain - SHOCK HORROR!! I like "ME", and admit to myself when I am "lookin' goooooood.' This approach to my appearance has cultivated a rather healthy self esteem, but also an appreciation of other peoples 'beauty' - both inner and outer. We are all beautiful, we just have to have the confidence to see it in ourselves, and not just others.
So, I am going to start a POSITIVE CAMPAIGN OF BEAUTY . . . to start I am going to list the things I love about my inner and outer beauty . . . and then, guess what?!? I want you to do the same for yourself. Okay? So here we go . . .
INNER BEAUTY OF ELIZABETH WRIGHT
OUTER BEAUTY OF ELIZABETH WRIGHT
my Auntie's nose
(okay, a little pg13 there, but hey, I am proud of my boobies, LOL)
my Nan's eyebrows
Okay, whew, 8 things for each . . . now it's your turn, can you beat my current 8? Can see at least 8 things that are beautiful about YOU?!? Go on, go break open the pens and paper and get writing! Remember that you can write anything, as long as it is something about you that you see as beautiful. I know it can be hard, but it's all there, you really just have to look carefully and push aside the negative thoughts that will try to intrude. Okay? Off you go then . . . please come back and comment with your results, lot's of love here and celebration of how wonderful we all are!!
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright