A Special thank you to The Mrs for sponsoring this post and reminding me that I’m Enough and so are you.
When you look at yourself in a mirror, what do you see?
I’ll be honest here, there are days that I see every little imperfection. I see the tired, puffy eyes from not getting enough sleep. I see the last 10 pounds that I’ve been trying to get off for what seems like years. I see my faded, frizzy, red hair that seems to grow far too fast for me to keep up with. I see me in my “comfy” clothes and know that I need to make more of an effort to get out of the SAHM “uniform”.
A mirror is just a reflection of what you look like, it cannot reflect who you ARE.
A mirror cannot reflect the love you have for everyone. A mirror cannot reflect the sacrifices you have made for your family. A mirror cannot reflect the choices you have made and the decisions you have pondered in your life that make you who you are. A mirror cannot who you really are. A mirror can only see what you look like on the outside, it cannot see your heart and your love. A mirror cannot see that you are a caregiver, a lover, an amazing mom, the glue that holds your family together. A mirror cannot truly see you. The REAL you.
A mirror cannot tell you that you are enough, but I can.
You ARE strong enough. You ARE smart enough. You ARE beautiful. You ARE amazing. We have to start telling ourselves that we ARE enough. If we don’t believe that we are strong, smart, beautiful, and that we are enough; it will never matter what that reflection shows. It will never matter how many times we hear we are beautiful; we will not believe it.
I was so excited when I was asked to participate in such a powerful movement started by the beautiful women of The Mrs.
See, we aren’t alone. We aren’t the only ones that don’t see ourselves like everyone else does. We have to do something. We have to change the way we see ourselves. We have to change the way we think about ourselves. Anytime you are feeling down, think about the amazing I’m Enough video and realize that not only are you not alone, but that you ARE enough.
So starting today, I challenge you to say one positive thing about yourself when you look in the mirror. It can be something about your physical appearance or about the beauty you have within. Just one positive thing everyday. If you can’t find one positive thing to say about yourself, ask your spouse, ask a friend, ask your kids. But if you have to ask someone else, you HAVE to believe them. You have to know that you ARE enough.
Won’t you join me? If you’re on instagram please tag me @livingstonshfob and include the hashtag imENOUGH and don’t forget to include one positive thing you like about yourself.
If we don’t start seeing our reflection differently, who will?
Be sure to stop by The Mrs. site to see what else they are up to! I love the I’m Enough movement, they’ve started and can’t wait to see what they do next.