Feel Good Friday!

The Mirror by William Merritt Chase. A painting of a woman looking in the mirror in Victorian-era attire

It’s Friday! We made it through another week!  Today’s Feel Good Friday quote is by French writer, painter, and poet, Malcolm de Chazal:

“Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.”

Labels, fashion, movies, accepted norms : they’ve broadcast a false sense of beauty. This is further worsened by depression, chronic conditions, relationship status, etc.  It’s a horrible, downward spiral.  I wish we could all be as innocent as the monkey.

For any of you who may be having self-esteem, self-love, or image issues, whether it be due to Endometriosis, surgeries, depression, the pending Hallmark Card Day (Valentines), or anything, I want you to truly look in the mirror.  Examine yourself from the inside out.  Tell your reflection…tell yourself, that you ARE beautiful and worth it.  Because you are. Make eye contact with yourself.  Hold your head high.  Smile. Do this as often as you need.  Lift yourself up.

Have a good cry if you must.  But be strong.  And embrace who you are, through and through.

Yours, Lisa.