Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Love Myself Project

First, I took the pledge....

The Pledge to Love Myself.

I pledge allegiance,


Today I will proclaim it out loud,



From this day forward,

I promise to be nice.

TO myself and ABOUT myself.

I will accept my quirks

and I will love my faults.

I will love my shape, whatever it is

My bones, my muscles, my hair and my face.

My body, all of it, inside and out.

Because that is what makes me, ME.

And there is only one of me.

I will finally allow myself to see what others see.

My kindness, my spirit, my love.

And starting today,

I will share some of it,with ME.

Because I deserve it.

I will fight for myself, because I’m important.

And I deserve to be everything I am capable of in my life.

I deserve to find my greatness

and live my life fully and completely.

With no regrets.

There is so much I want to do in my life,

but first, it begins with “me.”


Today, tomorrow, and every day after that.


And no one can stop me.

The Sisterhood is declaring October “I LOVE MYSELF” Month! A month dedicated entirely to finding acceptance and love in our hearts for ourselves. Because no one can love us completely and fully unless we love ourselves completely and fully first. There is plenty of love to go around, but we never quite have enough for ourselves and this October we’re changing that.

It may not be easy to say. It may take the entire month for me to actually believe myself. But by saying it today and by saying it at least once every day, I might actually start to believe it. And treat myself like it. I'm going to be 56 in a few months. Don't you think it's about time I started to believe this?

One of the things I am going to try to do is be passionate about the things I truly believe are important. One of those things is breast cancer research. I took the pledge to where something pink every day this month to remind myself and everyone else how important this is. I've told you before about my wonderful friend Vickie who is battling cancer that started in her breast. She is doing really well and I'd like to try to do everything I can to keep it that way. One of those ways is to walk with her in the Making Strides Against Breast cancer walk on the 17th of this month. If you would like to donate to our team "Vickie's Chickies" just click on the Making Strides icon in the sidebar. Right now, our team is in first place for fundrasing. I just think that is so awesome. Please consider helping us stay there. Thanks so much!


  1. You know it is said that in order to love others, we must first love ourselves!!! Glad this will be first priority in your life this month. You are a wonderful gal and have so much to offer to others in your life!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  2. Oh, you are so inspiring to me this morning! :)

    You will succeed!


  3. Nobody deserves to be loved more than you and I can't think of anything better than you starting to appreciate that!

  4. Wow! What a wonderful pledge! I'm gonna take it too...because I love me. I just need to remind myself.

    You should love yourself because everyone else does.

    Good luck with your walk. Mine is on Saturday 30th. I've raised $1,430.00 so far and hoping to raise even more. Together we all can make a BIG difference. Thank you for being a part of helping to put an end to breast cancer.


  5. Love this! think I'll take the pledge too. You always have the best post...thanks!

  6. This is so POWERFUL. I think we all need to read this over and over and over and share it with our daughters and granddaughters and friends... for a better sense of life, the moments we live, the impact we make on others and OURSELVES when we open up our hearts and souls to OURSELVES. Happy OCTOBER and all the openness it brings!!

  7. I'm so glad you're pledging nancy!! and above all, i'm so happy that you're pledging to be PASSIONATE about the things you believe in! That's what life is all about. Love you!

  8. I agree with Steph, you inspired me this morning also. I feel your determination and love for yourself. Love the pledge!

  9. I love you to Nancy!!! We should all be better to ourselves!! Today in Florence, Italy, I have made it my goal to smile at as many people as I can... just watching for the great smiles I get back~ It sure does break the language barrier!! Have a happy day!!


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