I have some pretty REAL emotions today as I write this post. BE WARNED. This is me being upfront about a HUGE problem that we ALL face.
I am very thankful that last night I got the chance to talk to some women and young women who came to a class I did at the Stake center (church). I see BEAUTIFUL wonderful women and men get "destroyed" by the huge negativity that is EVERYWHERE we turn.
SELF LOVE and acceptance is SO important.
This world is full of DRAMA...
turn on the TV, go on Facebook, Instagram, Social Media
IT DOES TEAR US DOWN...
it's happening in our own homes.
It's happening in bad marriages, at school (at all ages),
where we work...
People can and do TEAR each other down. I guess it makes someone feel better by talking about someone else's physical appearance, traits, etc. It's "not right" to say hurtful mean things about other people but THIS is what is happening.
We all feel times of SELF LOW and sinking,,, yet we must FOCUS on loving our "imperfect" selves. THIS is the KEY...
You are NOT perfect. I am not perfect.
Wow... we are so HARD on ourselves.
It certainly doesn't help when others want to HURT us by unkind words or actions.
In my book, I talked about SELF LOVE. I was made fun of in school because my mother smoked and NO ONE wanted to play with a little girl who smelt like a ash tray. I played alone
on the playground. I got made fun in 5th grade because I wore "jeepers" - aka "not name brand shoes." I could write another book on feeling abandoned, unworthy, and alone in my life. I still struggle at times with the "negative" nasty voice that will say
"TERESA, YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH."
Can you relate?
SMASH that VOICE and don't listen to ANYONE who tells you that you are not enough.
I am PASSIONATE about standing tall and saying,
" I LOVE MYSELF TODAY"
"I LOVE MY BODY- imperfections and cellulite and stretch marks"
"MOVE AWAY FROM THE DRAMA"
I think this is WHY I am who I am. I will NOT break people.
I will NOT be that person. You can attack me, you can attack those I love but I will NOT allow anyone to destroy WHO I know
who I am. We learn and grow tremendous lessons from our trials.
Don't let go of your LIGHT and spread it
1. to YOURSELF
2. to everyone you meet
I told the girls last night and I tell my children...
"YOU HAVE A CHOICE-
to BUILD or BREAK
others and yourself."
Stop listening to the NEGATIVE in your life. I don't care if it's your best friend, husband, co-worker or a complete stranger.
Surround yourself with people who LOVE and BUILD YOU.
You deserve this.
Don't allow anyone to have that POWER.
If someone wants to PULL you down and say horrible things about
YOU... that shows much MORE about them and not YOU.
So please STOP listening.
BUILD DONT BREAK
Okay... now go spread some LIGHT!!!!
Go SHINE my friends.