I love my sense of silliness! It starts with little things that seem insane but that give me joy. I see a bird, point my finger at it, and say, “BIRD!” And the bird flies, and it makes me a little bit happier, because even though I MAY not have affected what the bird was going to do, it was fun, I did something silly, and there was a reaction. Drawing happy faces on a steamed up glass, or the faces and tails of cats on hardboiled eggs, jumping up and down when someone gives me a donut; these are appreciations and celebrations of things I take joy in and even though my reactions are undignified for the most part, I love that I let myself do them fairly regularly, and I love that I know how to temper my silliness in company but still enjoy it to the dregs on occasion!
– Tessa Thornberry
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.