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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Talk About It ~ Building A Health Self-Esteem, Self-Image and Self-Confidence
As we touched on in yesterday's post, the 'selfs' (self-esteem, self-confidence, self-image, self-respect, etc.) are crucial in a young person's development. And kids aren't born with 'selfs', they are learned. That's why when they are stripped down, for whatever reason, it is so difficult in building it back up again.
This is something I have worked on, and continue to work on, with my own children. I won't hear 'I can't', because there is always a way they can in their own way. Whenever they doubt themselves when faced with a hurdle, I talk to them about what the hurdle is and how we can climb over it in the best way they can. I understand more than many what it's like to have the 'selfs' pecked away at to the point you don't hear the good things about yourself anymore as the bad things take over. And I never wanted my children to feel that way.
So, today, I'm sharing a beautiful little poem my youngest daughter wrote. She let me read it the other night before she went to be and I have to tell you, I'm so proud and impressed that she has such deep insight of what really matters to the 'selfs'. Bear in mind that my youngest is all of 10 years-old so for her to understand and appreciate these things should really make others stand up and take an inner inventory.
Be good to yourself...all 'selfs' and never give another person the power to take them away.
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall...
It does not matter if I'm short or tall...
If I have skinny legs or my hips are wide...
It only matters who I am inside...
Blue eyes, brown eyes, black or green...
What makes me most beautiful cannot be seen...
When you look at me, don't judge me by my parts...
The most beautiful thing about me is my heart.