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List of grievances

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Last night I was bored and started looking through a binder I've had since college that has all of these old poems, journal entries and papers from various creative writing classes. I found this one piece of paper that had a very long list of things that I hated about myself. It made me really sad to read it and see how much I hated myself back then. Not much has changed with my body physically since then (I'm probably about 10 pounds heavier) but so much has changed emotionally and mentally with me. I was almost in tears after reading it cause it brought me back to those feelings from the past. An example from my list: my hair, my smile, my laugh, my teeth, my personality, etc.

I called my bestest and shared my find with her. I know why God brought her into my life, she had the best response to my laundry list of hate: "Most of the things that you used to hate about yourself, those are some of the biggest reasons why I love you."

The list of things that I hate about myself currently is empty. There are things that I don't like and am changing but overall I love myself. And that's the way it should be.
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    I LOVE this blog! Often we treat ourselves in ways we would NEVER allow someone else to treat us! Good for you for making the change from self loathing to self love and appreciation! You are a dynamite person and I think you are pretty close to perfect! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2891 days ago
  • TISHA80
    I'm so glad that you care about yourself now! You are worth it! :)
    2892 days ago
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    So glad you don't have to look at that list and think the same thoughts anymore! That's progress, and should make you very proud! emoticon
    2892 days ago
  • KBORTY26
    I'm glad that you've come to a point where you love yourself and I completely agree that it truly is the most important thing in the world. After all, you are stuck with you for the rest of your life, and you are the only person that is really going to be there for every single moment of your life.
    2892 days ago
    Aww this is so sad and sweet at the same time. I'm so happy that you love yourself now!!! That's the most important thing in the world!! Loving yourself and the rest falls into place.
    2892 days ago
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