"Today, recognize and accept your beauty--inside and out.
Take stock of what you think you need to make you attractive,
and take stock of how you are already attractive.
Self-worth is the most attractive ingredient of all.
Own you beauty now, and you won't need to
buy a tube of anything to make you something you are not."
-- Alan Cohen
I love this quote. "Recognize and accept your beauty. . . Self-worth is the most attractive ingredient of all." It really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about you. It doesn't matter if it is your mother or father or spouse or children. It matters so much more that it stands alone what you think of yourself.
When I was a kid, it was all the rage to tell someone they were conceited; that they thought too much of themselves. We had it all wrong. We need to think more of ourselves, appreciate ourselves more, appreciate our value, our values, our potential and our actual contributions to the whole of life.
As a kid, it was about being a braggart; a fake; a fool. But, in reality, speaking highly of yourself is a good thing and not done often enough by anywhere near enough people. It's not about being better than others; e.g., making them low so you can be high, but about each of us possessing grand talents and abilities and seeking to maximize our own potential, which is so huge it is hard to imagine. So, a little imagination is a good thing.
"Self-worth is the most attractive ingredient of all."
Own It. Recognize And Accept Your Beauty.
Spread Some Joy Today--Whatever you can do to help someone feel better about themselves is the perfect thing to do, even if it is the only thing you do.