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Sunday, September 26, 2010


I know my title might seem weird but it will make sense. .I promise :)

Freckles. . .I have a lot of them! Sometimes I want to hate them, but I have learned over many years to embrace them. My face would seem naked if I didn't have them. I even say I don't wear much make up because my face is already decorated! My point is that learning to accept the things about ourselves that perhaps we have no control over will ultimately lead us to being happier with ourselves. I am the worst at picking apart all the things I don't "love" about my body, but why? Why focus on what we don't like it will just draw focus away from finding the things that make us unique. It's not easy some days. . .to stay positive. It's not always easy to look into a mirror and see the beauty that is there. The mirror can be our worst enemy or our best friend, it all depends on us.

"I like my freckles. . .they are angel kisses, so I must be really, really loved!"
"Dynamite comes in small packages"
"Smile lines are just proof I am truly happy"
"Being very fair skinned is in right now. . . I would make an awesome Vampire!"

Those are just a few things I have made into positive things instead of Negative. Go ahead. . .try it!

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1 comment:

Kristin said...

I used to try to cover up my freckles with makeup, but gave up because it is impossible. Gotta learn to love 'em!

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