First, I took the pledge....
The Pledge to Love Myself.
I pledge allegiance,
Today I will proclaim it out loud,
TALL AND PROUD
I LOVE MYSELF.
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.”
I LOVE MYSELF.
Today, tomorrow, and every day after that.
I LOVE MYSELF, DAMMIT!
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!