job and have been searching and searching for a new one...with no luck so far...and I looked in mirror and I could definitely see some room for improvement for bathing suit season!
It was just one of those days where nothing seemed right. I don't like feeling like this and when I do I always try to analyze what it is exactly that makes me feel like this.
So then I look outside and its the most beautiful day out and I realize just how lucky I am to be able to look outside! Or even for the fact that I woke up this morning is a bonus and shouldn't be taken for granted. One never knows what tomorrow might bring so its best to appreciate every single minute of the day...whether good or bad...something in my life that I think is not so great might be a life that someone else would trade me for in a minute.
When I began to stop staring at myself in the mirror, and began to expand my peripheral vision to include the blessings around me, I see how lucky I really am. I have a lot of love and opportunity all around me...I have this blog and wonderful new friends that I enjoy and cherish and do not take lightly. Most of us will probably never meet....but for me its not the face to face meeting that seals our friendship...it was there from the beginning.
If you're stuck in a cycle of giving yourself a hard time for your perceived shortcomings, you can learn to love your strength, your ability to love, your beautiful eyes, or any other aspects of your physical self that you can appreciate.
Appreciate ever moment as it comes...even if you’re doing something you’d rather not be. By living in the moment, you only think about what’s going on right now, not what you’ll be doing in 10 minutes or what needs to get done by 5:00. By living in the moment, you get to experience life as it happens … not miss it while you’re worrying about what else needs to get done.
But best of all, it can lead you towards the things that really count in life: self-acceptance, the confidence to live out loud and be happy, and eventually, to own yourself as the wonderful, imperfect you who is perfect after all--just as you are.