Too often I think we as women truly downplay or give ourselves such harsh criticism. I can tell you that growing up I was made fun of for being skinny. I knew I had I hated my muscles. It was something I couldn’t stop because of the workouts I was doing back then. I would kill for the abs I had when I was 10. I had hardcore abs, and any family member could vouch for that. I was not the average kid though. I was skinny and had muscles and I got picked on for not being the “norm”. My self esteem wasn’t extremely high as far as looks. I remember having friends who I thought were far prettier than I would ever be. They had the boobs, they knew how to style their hair and were a loud to wear make-up they had what boys wanted and here I was this stick kid, no boobs too skinny and very fit. I never thought I was pretty, I always and to this day consider myself on just the cute side and as a kid I didn’t have that confidence a single bit. I have recognized that I am and always will be that girl who is always one of the boys. I look at my girls and they have the confidence of their Mother. Gaby gets picked on because she has hair on her arms and she really lets what some kid who is probably not a total gem get to her. She brings herself down 6 notches instead of holding her head high. Julie, thinks she is not pretty because she cannot do her hair like Gaby. Gaby can straighten it out and braid it nicely, Julie can only do a low pony tail. I tell my girls a quality you have is something someone else wishes they can have. Not because they’re my kids, but they are very beautiful. Gaby is gorgeous and has big eyes and a personality of a good friend. Julie has the prettiest curls and deepest and prettiest dimples. Kids make fun of her smile because her teeth are not perfect, I love her smile.
My sister-in-law sent me this link and it made me cry. Made me sad that so many women think of themselves on a lower level. They tell this forensic artist every bad quality about themselves and some only repeated what someone else told them at on point in their life, you must watch. After you watch, pay a lady a compliment and pass it on.
I loved this, Thank you Joanna for sharing!