I don’t believe in coincidences, I KNOW that everything that happens has been part of a plan. I have struggled with my weight and body image for as long as I can remember, but in 2013, it has been worse. I haven’t changed my eating habits at all, yet I have gained more than 10 pounds, and feel like crying whenever I am sitting in my dressing area and look at myself in the mirror. I don’t expect to ever be a size 10 again, but it would be lovely to stand in the mirror while getting dressed and say “wow, I look pretty nice today!!”
And in the vein of not believing in coincidences, I just found this quote under the glass/keyboard on the desk as I’m writing this. The title is “Love”:
This is a new day. It has never existed before; it has never been lived before, it is mine! This day comes to me filled with new gifts of opportunity, vision, joy, peace, life and substance. But most important it is a day filled with God’s love. I am grateful for this new day. Should the shadows of yesterday, the old worries, mistakes or fears-creep into my mind or heart, I let the love of God shine through any shadow, erasing any fear. IF DIFFICULTY ARISES DURING THE DAY, I MEET IT WITH THIS THOUGHT: I AM FILLED WITH GOD’S LOVE. I USE THIS THOUGHT TO BLESS EVERYONE I ENCOUNTER TODAY. AS I THINK IT, SING IT, FEEL IT, LIVE IT, TODAY BECOMES A WONDERFUL DAY, FILLED WITH GOD’S LOVE ALL DAY LONG.
– Debbie B.
31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge
January is Self-Love month, and it marks the 4th year that we’ve hosted the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. You can participate by submitting your self-love writing to be published on this blog. You can submit your writing here. You can also participate by writing your self-love posts on your own blog and linking back to the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, 2014 blog post and Facebook event. If you don’t start on January 1st, that’s fine! You can jump into the challenge whenever you want.
Win a Copy of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works
Each blog post you write is one entry into our random drawing to win an autographed copy of my book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You’ll also be entered into our drawing to win our upcoming Self-Love e-products that we’ll be announcing soon.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your self-love writing, you can write in a journal or write yourself self-love emails. If writing isn’t for you, simply reading others’ self-love writing can be powerful and beneficial to you on your self-love journey.