This kind of message makes me happier than you can EVER imagine. Ever. I am so happy that my bright outlook influenced your day for the better! Sometimes when I’m feeling ultra crappy or down on myself, I force myself to find a positive.
Like today. Earlier, I posted about how last night I took pictures of myself in my skivvies and felt gross. When I saw what my body looks like right now I thought “SO gross!” I looked at those pictures and my first reaction was “ew”.
What?? That’s not even acceptable. So, although the flaws I initially saw are still there in those photos - I pushed myself to find the positive. In that same post I wrote:
"Instead of focusing on the cellulite and all that I see as “negative” when I look at these pictures - I’m going to focus on the good things I see when I look at them. This is an exercise for me - I have GOT to eliminate (once and for all) negative self-talk when I look at my naked body. This is going to get me walking in that direction.
- My calves are strong and lean.
- I have a great and supple rack.
- My bootie is big
(though not as round or firm as I want it to be). Stop it, M.
- My hair is long and shiny! Weeeee!”
It’s my nature to look for the positive in every situation. It helps me get through those dark moments - always has (and trust me, I’ve had many of those dark moments).
Plus, I think practicing finding the positive is an amazing tool for self confidence building. I mean, there’s a chance I’m talking out of my ass here… but it’s worked for me. My confidence is growing, day by day! ;D
As Chippy says: “Every mushroom cloud has a silver lining"…and I’m always on the lookout for it. :D
So thank you (not-so)pudgeball*. Thank you for this absolutely lovely message. I love it. :)
*btw, if you haven’t noticed, that’s what I’m calling you now because you aren’t a pudgeball anymore! <3