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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Don't be so hard on yourself!

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  When someone gives you a compliment, do you graciously thank them or make excuses?  Why are we so hard on ourselves?  It seems so natural to compare our perceived flaws with other women's perceived perfection.  How unrealistic is that?!  And yet we still do it.

Probably a lot can be blamed on the media.  Rarely are real women portrayed in movies, tv or magazines.  Anyone can look great when they're airbrushed.  Anyone can look amazing when a professional make up artist and hair dresser do their magic, followed by a fashion stylist with an unlimited budget.

Let's get real.  After all, that's what we are...real women, moms, sisters, daughters, aunts.  We have real limitations and real strengths.  We are the whole package...not two dimensional dolls.  If we have stretch marks, we should embrace them as a badge of honor.  When we start getting fine lines and wrinkles, we earned them (Boy, did we earn them!).  Our friends and family love us for who we are.  It may be hard but maybe we should learn to accept ourselves for who we are too, flaws and all.

So...don't be so hard on yourself!  Perfection doesn't exist.  Just never stop trying and be the best you possible!


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