I have re-learned something this week, a wisdom imparted by many, but only really came home to me forcefully this weekend. It is important to try and view ourselves through the eyes of the ones we love, and who love us.
The other night, my husband took a picture of me whilst I was working on my laptop. I didn’t like the picture, and I had a good moan about my weight, my face, my age, how I looked, my chin, everything in fact. My daughter who was playing Minecraft as usual looked up and said ‘why do you always say such mean things about yourself, I think you look pretty’. So, a wake up call that! We should be more careful what we say about ourselves, because our children take it ALL in, and the last thing we want them to learn from us is ‘self loathing’. The world is cruel and critical enough. Lesson learned.
Orla drew and wrote this to me a couple of days before this incident. I was very moved. She is a dear, kind and caring little soul, I can’t think where she get’s it from!!