that is what one of my good friends, jerika, said to me a few weeks ago. she was visiting dc with her beautiful children, and she wanted us to take an impromptu pic. when she started to snap a candid of me, i remembered that i had been working all day, and i wasn’t sure if my concealer had held up (lol). so i quickly put up my hands and said “NO! i look a mess!” and she said with pure love and sincerity: “you’re a goddess, love yourself!”
i thought of this when i was reading this huffington post article about a woman who decided to fine herself for every negative thing she said about her body. she goes even further, by donating $1 to charity for every positive comment a reader posts about themselves. i love that.
we really need to stop being so hard on ourselves! but for real, i don’t even want talk about the subtle changes i am starting to see as a result of aging! chile. it is humbling, at times. everything that use to come so easy - clear skin, tight body - now requires WORK. don’t get it twisted, i am keeping it together…it’s just not as easy as it use to be.
but it’s all about perspective. so when i start to get all crazy, i remember this quote: “the longer we live, the more we know, and the more we know, the more beautiful we are.” this is so, so true.
i also love a quote from “the divine secrets of the yaya sisterhood” - they were looking at old pics from when they were in their 20s, and one of the characters said, “…to know what i know now, and to have those thighs…” #church.
i would not want to be 20 again, for anything! although my thighs were more firm, and my tata’s were slightly perkier - i was dumb as a brick. what was worse was that i didn’t even know enough to know that i didn’t know anything :) (drink it in)
so, thank you, my sweet, sweet jerika for always being such a light. and reminding me of who i am.
say something positive about yourself in the comments section. and in case no one told you today, you’re f*ucking awesome. #lightandlove
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