Friday! Another week has passed us by!
The concept of today’s quote is something I hold near and dear. Years ago when I was a child, my mental health counselor had me draw something. Anything. So I drew a beautiful rose sprouting out of a pile of poop, with flies and stinky squiggles.
She told me that I was that rose. I had gone through foul, horrible, unspeakable beginnings which helped shape me into who I was: a beautiful, strong, smart, and worthy teenage girl. I’ve held onto that moment ever since. It’s helped me cope with my childhood sexual abuse and many things over the years. So stumbling upon today’s quote pleased me:
“Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower.
Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. Be that lotus flower always. Do not allow any negativity or ugliness in your surroundings destroy your confidence, affect your growth, or make you question your self-worth.”
― Suzy Kassem
Remember, shit may happen, but allow it to feed you, strengthen you, enable you. Grow into that beautiful blossom.
And have a wonderful weekend.
Blogs I’ve updated this week:
Endometriosis on Your Skin – added an August 2017 study of a woman with a bleeding lump in her belly button.
Natural Products I’ve Fallen in Love With – added another natural deodorant. This one doesn’t use baking soda, which I unfortunately learned is too much for my sensitive underarms.