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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A couple of my sparkfriends have recently posted blogs where they talk about how you see yourself vs how others see you. They give some really good advice about not being so hard on yourself. Other people are not nit picking all your faults if they even see them at all. Your friends and family see your beautiful smile. All you see is the roll around your middle.

It reminded me of this very cool video that Dove did where they took some women and had them describe themselves to a forensic artist (they didn't know exactly what was going on) and then had a complete stranger describe them to the artist. The artist never saw any of them directly - only drawing from descriptions. The difference in the pictures was amazing. Here is the video:

Be proud of all the hard work you are doing. Everything is making a difference every day. No one is ever 100% happy with how they look, just remember to be kind to yourself.
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    That is so true! Thanks for sharing the video. I hadn't seen it before.
    2416 days ago
    That was an amazing, amazing video. Thank you so much for sharing that. It is so true, most people are always more critical of themselves then others. I certainly am, I need to learn to be nice.

    2416 days ago
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    I don't remember who said it, but I heard it years ago and I try (TRY) every single day to live by it: when looking at yourself in the mirror, see yourself through the eyes of your best friend. Same concept. It's amazing the difference it makes in my whole day!
    2416 days ago
    So true, Netgyrl! And I saw that video awhile ago. I was pretty surprised at the differences in perspective!

    Thank you for the reminder. I guess we're our own worst critics, aren't we? I'm making it a point to be more conscious of looking at myself with a kind, loving eye instead of always looking for perfection. I mean, I'm never going to be perfect, and always end up disappointed when I look in the mirror and it's not there. What kind of craziness is that, you know?? It's like looking at my cat, hoping that one day I'll see a dog or something, and then being bummed that she's still a cat. Ridiculous. emoticon
    2416 days ago
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