- Why are you doing #LoveMe?
- A photo of you
- A word that describes you
- A person who loves you
- A note to the past you
- A note to the future you
- One thing that’s just for you
- Share a scar
- Share something beautiful
- Share a secret
- Share a smile
- Share a flaw
- Share a quote
- Share a fear you overcame
- Something you have done right
- Something you like about yourself
- Something that feeds your soul
- Something that feeds your brain
- Something you feel strongly about
- Something you love to wear
- Something you are proud of
- What makes you unique?
- What is your best feature?
- What makes you happy?
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you feel beautiful?
- What have you accepted about yourself?
- What have you learned from doing #LoveMe these past twenty-eight days?
I was trying to think of a quote that would kind of sum up everything for this post. How I feel about myself, the world, and everything in between. But I realised I was aiming too high. So, instead, I decided to choose a quote that kind of followed on from yesterday’s theme of flaws.
This quote comes from S1E10 of Castle, called “A Death in the Family”:
Castle: What are you doing? Are you trying to give her body image issues?
Martha: Newsflash — she already has body image issues. It’s an intrinsic part of being a woman. Every woman in the world has some part of herself that she absolutely hates. Her hands are too small, her feet are too big, her hair is too straight, too curly, her ears stick out, her butt’s too flat, her nose is too big and, you know, nothing you can say will change how we feel. What men don’t understand is, the right clothes, the right shoes, the right makeup it just…it hides the flaws we think we have. They make us look beautiful to ourselves. That’s what makes us look beautiful to others.
Castle: Used to be all she needed to feel beautiful was a pink tutu and a plastic tiara.
Martha: And we spend our whole lives trying to feel that way again.
Now, of course, anyone can have body image issues. Men, people who are genderfluid, gender neutral, trans, and anyone else who I may have forgotten (and for that, I apologise profusely). But I think the take away here is that we do have ways to make us see the beauty in ourselves that others may already see. And that is the important part.