SMILE.....it makes a HUGE difference!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
It sounds so simple. But how could it affect the way I feel? A simple smile, not at someone else but to myself. Myself?? Yes, I took the challenge and it works. It really honestly works. For the VERY FIRST TIME in my LIFE, I can look at the person in the mirror, smile and LOVE the reflection back. It brings tears to my eyes, because I really honestly never thought I could look at the image in the mirror and like what I see.
I know this is something that has a huge impact on almost all of us. You have sent me emails, commented on blogs and confessed to not loving yourself. It is a day to day progress, but I can tell you it works!
This is better than breaking the plateau, better than seeing the little down arrow on my scale, better then I don't know but you have to try this! I can not tell you how good I feel. It sounds silly, but a simple smile to myself, a true ear to ear grin first thing in the morning in the mirror has changed me more than shedding the first 100 pounds!
I actually think I am starting to stalk myself! I know, I know sounds funny but I am almost obsessed with taking my picture, and I like them! It is very odd because for years I ran from the camera. I was the one that always took the pictures and yet, here I am snapping my photo in the BATHROOM of all places! I think I am going to start a collection of bathroom back drops!!
I hope you can tell from the enthusiasm of this blog that this is really, really, really a real emotion. I really want you all to try it. Be warned......you may not change over night to loving yourself, but keep going, it will happen, keep smiling those big toothy ear to ear grins in the mirror and one morning your response will catch you off guard!
Have a happy Wednesday...it's hump day....Sunday's coming!