My Day 19 Entry!
I love that I accept “down” times, such as sickness, money issues, dealing with loss, or depression, as being temporary, so that I can stand to either work through them or wait them out, and that I accept “up” times as being temporary, too, so that I can enjoy them more fully and be grateful for what I get, whether it be a good hair day, time with friends and family, or days where my body feels or looks good to me. Time and circumstance change our lives and I love that I have come to realize this “before it’s too late” so that I try to make sure I always appreciate the time I get with my loved ones, the easy times, the good hair days, and people being nice, and know that even when times are bad, they could always be worse. Being fatalistic like this is a bit bittersweet…I’d like to be the sort of optimist that only sees the good things and ignores the bad things, but I think this method gives me better balance. (for me)
I love myself for accepting this transitoriness because it makes me happy to appreciate the time I have and make a clear and conscious choice when I have the option of seeing loved ones versus doing other activities.
– 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.