“Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life; let it be the day you act upon it”-Steve Maraboli

Every day I struggle with accepting myself. Not comparing myself to others. Thinking I could be better. I could do better. I could have more. And I could look different. Since having my daughter it’s become an even harder battle to face. I look back at pictures of before I was pregnant, when I thought I was at my worst, and realize I was in good shape then, compared to myself now. Will I look back a year from now and realize that my post-pregnancy body wasn’t so bad, compared to myself now?  I surely hope not. Why do we do that, though? Why do we compare ourselves to others and even to our past selves?  Why is it so hard to accept yourself for who you are? Every wrinkle, dark circle, and dimple on my thigh is a memory. It’s a sign that I lived. I’m learning to love myself for who I am and it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But I know I’ll get there. This quote is just a good reminder for me and I hope it helps you, too.

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