Thursday, November 06, 2008

I am beautiful, in every single way

There've been lots of changes in my life over the last couple of years. Losing weight being one of the most obvious, but there have also been changes in the way I think and the way I see myself.

I know that my mental image of my physical appearance still has some catching up to do. I can see a photo on someone's camera, or (like at church the other day) projected up on the screen at the front, and I still don't recognise that that's me. Maybe one day I will, but in the meantime I get some nice surprises!

Mentally, I'm still adjusting to my changing body shape and to the way that people around me react and interact with me. (Like the guy I know from school who saw my photo on facebook and told me I looked kinda hot!) One of my good friends tells me I'm beautiful and that I should tell myself that daily. Sometimes I believe it, sometimes I don't.

I was just walking home from the post office, dressed in scruffy jeans and the biggest ugliest raincoat you've ever seen, but all of a sudden I just felt beautiful. Life is good. I like being me, I like what I see on the outside, I like who I am on the inside. Heck, I'm blowing my own trumpet, but yeah, I *am* beautiful, and I like it :)


goodkarma said...

you *are* beautiful. and an inspiration. more than you know.

Jennifer-Ancientgamecupboard said...

You certainly are!

DesireeDesigns said...

woohoo for self love! you deserve it 100%!

yayabun said...

Yes, yes you are. You are beautiful, inside and out

Mrs Wibbs said...

at last, looks like we've got our Debs back!! Hmmmm... I wonder if, by any chance, anything has happened fairly recently to warrant your new-found bounciness??!?
And, apart from anything, I am so relieved to see that you are beginning to believe the truth about yourself, rather than giving in to ugly lies. You ARE beautiful. Inside and out. Indeed, my friend!