Moms, be extra kind to your bodies. Don’t deprive yourself of “self-love”. Care for yourself the same as you care for your life and the wellbeing of your family. Stop comparing yourself to your old (younger self), your young children, your classmates, co-workers, magazine models and women in department stores. Stop looking down on yourself. You’re perfectly beautiful just the way you are.
Stop the nonsense! No more putting yourself down or talking negatively about your body or features to yourself or in front of your children, especially, in front of your beautiful daughters.
Love yourself! Let your daughters hear you speaking kindly to yourself about yourself. Children mimic EVERYTHING they see us do and hear us say. Fix your tone and your face when you get a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. No more negative self-talk!
If you’re not practicing right thinking and showing comfort in being you and being comfortable in your own skin – what do you think our daughters will practice? They will practice the same things. Our daughters want to be able to feel okay just as they are, but seeing us stress about our weight, our complexion, our features, our hair, and things we lack or are over abounding in – they will begin to find the flaws within themselves and practice as we’ve done, -pointing out everything she thinks is wrong with her.
God makes no mistakes.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I grew up watching women age gracefully and I remember wanting to be just like them when I grew up, grayed up and all. No lie! I found that women who aged were remarkable. They looked so beautiful to me – still do! They’d dress so nicely and smell so good. I thought older women just had it so great! I loved seeing how much their husbands would STILL admire and adore them – dote all over them, and wait on them hand and foot. I loved seeing how their husband’s eyes would sparkle when they’d enter the room. That was magical.
If your husband still looks at you like that, waiting on you hand and foot, accepts you as you ARE, always tells you how beautiful you look to him (though you know your features have changed some) realize you have a super awesome friend.
If your children still look at you with wide eyes and bright smiles and still snuggle upon you, seeking your comfort and wanting to smell your wonderful scent (the mommy scent) as they did as infants, or your daughter looks at you and tells you how gorgeous you are to her, even though you may walk slightly with a limp, you may not speak as eloquently, or now you have to wear wigs and flat shoes, but she STILL desires to be just like you when she grows up, -Listen… ARE A VERY BLESSED WOMAN~
You raised your family well. Trust it.
You are more fortunate than you will ever come to realize. You have the best friends anyone could ever want. Genuine love is your “friends” accepting and embracing EVERYTHING about you #flawsnall
Surround yourself with people who love you for you and celebrate you as you are. Age is a state of mind. Graceful and humble acceptance of your aging process is a sign of what level of maturity you are in.
Most times IT’S US WITH THE PROBLEM WITH HOW WE LOOK (to ourselves). No one else is trippin’ about it, but us.
Be the woman your daughter wants to grow up to be like and be proud of the woman you ARE. Speak to her about your younger days. Show her your most favorite photos – when you felt your prettiest. Give her a prelude into what true beauty is and how it develops by showing her your cocoon stages (awkward stage to the butterfly stage) Watch her eyes light up!
Right now, our daughters see us as ~ELEGANT SWANS~
When girls see us continuing to be fearless, fierce and fabulous as we are – right now, they won’t fear the process of growing up, growing older and changing. They won’t jump through hoops trying to hold on to their youth.
WE ALL MUST AGE AND WILL – AS WE GET OLDER. But aging doesn’t mean we’re ugly or less than. Teach the young ones how fortunate we are to reach our elderly years. Teach them properly how to ensure they will get to be a good old age and still walk in and steal the show. #alleyesonyou
Aging means – YOU’RE MORE FABULOUS THAN EVER! You’ve grown in mind, soul and in spirit. Aging is something we should celebrate more than we celebrate youth. There’s a lot of hidden treasures in the process of aging.
Be EVERYTHING God intended you to be right this minute. (Good, bad, or ugly) Commit to these 3: Love who you were. Love who you are, today. Love who you’re becoming. No comparisons, just simply ~EMBRACE~
Appreciate your journey.
“If youth knew; if age could.”
“The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence”
“I’ll tell ‘ya how to stay young: Hang around with older people”
-Bob Hope – (This is my FAVE! It’s true!!) 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟