Monday, October 30, 2006

Love Yourself

Self esteem is a valuable commodity. It is most often nurtured by parents, caring teachers, and loving friends. There seems to be a shortage in the United States today.

Thankfully, the challenge of low self esteem is being addressed by companies like Dove and actors like Geena Davis. The media plays a very important role in defining standards for appearance and personhood. This is not only a challenge for the young girl, but it is an issue that women of all ages face.

Too often we look in the mirror and do not like what we see. We are tempted to judge ourselves by popular culture’s standards for beauty, intelligence, style, and character. We must try to deny the urge to do so.

How can we cultivate positive self-esteem? What is needed in order to boost our confidence? Do you have a dream that needs to be supported? Maybe you have an idea that’s never been shared for fear of its possible silliness.

We believe in your giftedness and unique contribution to this world. We believe in your ability to be writers, activists, lawyers, mothers, doctors, chefs, teachers, ministers, and whatever it is you have envisioned that doesn’t seem to exist yet. Our world needs you to believe in yourself so that your goals can be accomplished in the most excellent way. Our world is hungry for the fruit of your dreams

Today, if you have a dream, concern, thought, or fear that needs to be shared, we are listening.
S

PS We will be listening tomorrow too and any day you would like to share.

PPS Click on the Dove link to see a great clip on beauty.

suzanahraffield@yahoo.com, loricburgess@yahoo.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

new dream: promote corporate responsibility and in addition, support microcredit projects in Africa

-Nat

12:19 PM  
Blogger sparkfly said...

Sounds fabulous Nat!

1:08 PM  

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