Thursday, September 25, 2014


Most women don't think they're enough. Not pretty enough, thin enough, tall enough, smart enough, rich enough.... Whatever it is - in our heads, we're not enough.

We're even taught that if someone tells us we are {insert compliment}, we should deny the idea. "Oh, please - look at my butt/abs/thighs/hair/etc." How can we ever have a healthy self-esteem if we're tearing ourselves down, even when others try to build us up?

It has taken me a long time (plus a lot of tears, and a little counseling) to learn that I really am enough. I'll never be thin, and the tall ship sailed about 30 years ago. I definitely look better some days more than others, but I know that I have plenty more to offer - and it makes me more than enough.

This morning I ran across this post about changing women's inner voice, the one that tells us we're not enough. It got me thinking - what if we all started telling each other how we really see one another? How much better would the world be if every woman saw her own value? Knew her own worth?

The thing is - we women have to listen. It won't do any good to hear positive words if we shoot them down.

If you know a beautiful woman, tell her. Tell her why she's beautiful. Tell her how she makes you feel; tell her why she's valuable.

Ladies, if someone tells you you're beautiful - listen. Don't dismiss the idea. Really hear that person tell you why you're beautiful, and say thank you. Believe them - because they're right.

That would make the world a much more beautiful place.


  1. I think you're beautiful because of your kindness and sparkle.

    I mean you're adorable too and all, but anyone can see that.

    1. I think you're beautiful because of your sense of humor, positive outlook, and the fact that I know you ALWAYS have my back.

      Plus, your eyes and your smile are gorgeous.

  2. I adore you. You are beautiful for so many reasons! Your generosity, your kindness, your positive outlook ...I could go on. You are the best kind of beautiful - you are beautiful from the inside out. I am thankful for you & your friendship. xo