[As originally posted on http://www.ThisFitsMe.com on Sept. 11, 2014]
“It’s called self-esteem. Esteem of your [motherf@#$ing] self” – Kat Williams
You are the only one who can control how you feel about you. The messages received from people, whether verbal or non verbal, direct or indirect can have an effect on your self-image. If you see a model on a magazine cover and you immediately feel less pretty, it’s not the model or the magazine that “makes” you feel that way, it’s your own self.
When one of your kids comments on how big your belly is, it’s not their fault you all of a sudden feel fat. Let’s take control of our esteem and be confident in ourself no matter how many pounds we have gained or how much cellulite we see on our thighs. Own it, love it, and if you don’t like it, do something about it. Just don’t let it define you and be a source of negativity for you.
In light of all the recent news surrounding domestic violence, we all need a wake up call when it comes to our self-esteem. Never let anyone treat you like you’re nothing. You deserve to be happy and not sad all of the time. You deserve to be loved and not torn down on a daily basis. You deserve to be hugged and not beaten on the regular. You deserve to live freely and not in fear. No matter what you look like or what flaws you may have, it gives no one the right abuse you, mentally OR physically.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 130:14
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