I, like most women, have an issue with concept of self. We can be our own worst enemies at times. Childhood follows us. Mass media is constantly bombarding us. We're scrutinized by individuals. We're not pretty enough. We have too many imperfections.
Do I believe I am beautiful? Absolutely not. I will never believe it. However, I recently came across the commercial Dove put out.
You can see it here:
It made sense. We don't see ourselves as others see us.
It made me think...
In fact it reminded me of something someone once said to me. Not long ago I was seeing someone who was 22. I asked him why he didn't want to date a little gal his own age. He said it was because he didn't want to date a little girl. He wanted to date a mature, confident woman. Ok. Makes sense. So, I asked another question. Why would he date someone so much older that had slight smile and laugh lines and no longer carried her teenage hard body. His response.... "you've had children and that's perfectly fine by me. Plus... you don't see what I see."
Can it be so simple? "You don't see what I see." I won't believe someone if they tell me I am gorgeous or beautiful. But, I could believe him because he worded it differently? I've taken that comment and written it on my mirror as a reminder. No one sees you as you see yourself.
I finished a quick stitch a couple weekends ago. I've been such a slacker about posting it. This is Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Now I just need to decide how I'm going to finish it.
I've also been wrking diligently on my Christmas Calendar.... It's coming right along. I've surpassed what is shown. Fingers crossed I get another picture taken of it soon.
Just remember... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!