Try

So, I saw this video a while back and heard it again recently and I just had to share the song along with the video because the message is just so beautiful to me. So, if you keep up with my blog you know that my biggest New Years Resolution is to lose 50-70 lbs, but there are so many other things I want to do this year, and included in these goals is to try not to care so much about what everyone thinks and to embrace myself right now where I am in this exact moment. I love the message that Colbie Caillat sends in the last part of her lyrics where she says, “Take your make up off, Let your hair down, Take a breath. Look into the mirror, at yourself, Don’t you like you? Cause I like you.” So, a little embarrassed to admit this but I tear up a little every time I watch this music video and I think it’s because it is such a raw video and it shows that I think we all care what others think and we try so hard to appease others with how we look and so often it’s hard for us to accept who we are at our core, when the makeup is off, and our hair undone. I know for me it is so hard to look in the mirror and like what I see and that’s something I really want to work on this year. We’ve all heard the saying, “You are your harshest critic” and I couldn’t agree more. I think the hard part is loving and accepting yourself where you are in that moment, but also desiring for change. How do I find myself beautiful and feel secure in myself when I have 50+ pounds to lose? How do I love myself right now in spite of my shortcomings? I don’t know how to do that fully quite yet, but I know it’s something I need to work on and figure out because I know that God wants us to love ourselves because He created us and He sees us as special. If the Lord of all creation views me as special and beautiful and worthy of love, how could I possibly argue with Him?!?!How can any of us argue with Him? We are all beautiful because we are all children of God, and I know that sounds a little cheesy but it’s true. I want this year to be the year of change, acceptance, and love. How about you? What do you want this year to be all about? What are your goals this year, what would you change for 2015?

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