If there is one thing I have learned it’s that learning to accept yourself is the greatest achievement you will ever make in your life.
To be able to step away from the crowd and shout out “I am me and I am a pretty cool person” is so difficult in the stereotypical world we live in.
Where the Mr. and Mrs. Jones’s from your street have the best possessions, to show off how they are better than everyone else, it appears everyone lives in a material world and it’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon.
Wait just a moment
Is that really you?
Being in debt does not make you a bad person
Having depression does not make you ugly
Not having a high-flying career does not make you any less of a person
You do not have to follow the crowd, you are not a sheep
You are allowed to be different, that’s what makes you unique
The greatest gift you can give to your child is not something that can be bought, this gift costs nothing and yes it’s free I promise.
That precious gift is your love.
Your child loves you a million times more than any toy or games console and to see you happy reflects upon them too.
Smile at your child and they will smile back
Laugh and your child will laugh too
Dance and sing and your child will sing along or sway to the music
Cry and your child will become frightened and confused
Accept yourself and love who you are
Get rid of those negative thoughts, stop focusing on all the things that are wrong in your life and look at what is right.
Make a list – go on right now.
Write down all the things in your life that are not so great and then write down all the things that are.
If like my list your children are listed as number one you already have the solid foundation to begin this new journey which starts with you learning to accept yourself.
Nobody can make these changes but you.
You hold the key to your own happiness.
Your child needs you to take a long, hard look in the mirror each day and to tell yourself you’re a pretty amazing person.
We all have faults, weaknesses and the odd wart here and there, but look beyond that and see the beauty you hide deep within.
I am talking about how great a person you really are, how you’re the one person your friends come to when they need support, the one others can depend on.
I am going to guess you’re a great listener and a loyal friend and most importantly you are an amazing mummy and that my dear friend is something you should be very proud about.
This is no easy task and I will be following you on this journey.
Only when you accept yourself will you truly be happy.