December 9, 2013

EVERY woman needs to read...

Ladies, if you haven't watched this, YOU NEED TO. 
My Dad had seen this on FB (yes, my Dad!) and he encouraged me to watch it. 
After raising 3 girls, he has listened to countless complaints about our bodies, and how we see ourselves.
Many complaints that were painful for him to hear over the years because HE and the WORLD see us differently. 
 As a young girl and now an adult mom, I feel like a deer in the headlights watching this. Tears welled up in my eyes as I watched the end of this video KNOWING that I, too, would have described myself different. 

Just watch, then we'll talk.  

This video gives me that icky feeling in my tummy. That painful sigh of guilt knowing that I too would be standing in the empty studio saddened that I view myself so differently than what the world sees.

It's so sad to me. 
That I, YOU, and most every woman can agree. 
I'm sharing my raw emotions because I know I'm not alone. One of you reading this will think this is powerful stuff, just like me. One of you will be moved and FOR that, I can be as real as needed.

It's excellent emotional marketing on Dove's part, and I give them a standing ovation! 
Let's start changing the way we see ourselves, stop picking out our flaws, and believing we look exactly the way we are supposed to look. 

Happiness and healthiness is the prettiest anyway, right?
This could be a GREAT New Year resolution, don't you think?

Not to be skinny, but to be healthy. 
Not to be envious, but to be proud. 
Not to be so harsh, but to love ourselves. 
And I mean genuinely LOVE ourselves. 
We are all perfect. 
God loves us, unconditionally, right? 

Then why don't we love ourselves unconditionally, too?
It's time to change our complaints to victories. 
It's time to change our thinking and focus more on others than ourselves. It's time to stop looking at the magazines and social media and put an end to comparing. We aren't designed to want to look like someone else, or have someone else's clothes, car, house, talents, and well... LIFE. So why do we let our thoughts go there?
Let's learn to have grace on ourselves and act on it.
Let's love and only love. 

Thank you, Dove. 
I loved this. 

1 comment

  1. Thank you for making me cry, Katie! Not in a bad way of course. We are our own worst critic.
    Thanks for writing this!