whenever i get down, whether it is on myself or down in the world in general, the greatest fix is to be around children. i have 8 nieces and nephews, and they are the perfect medicine. there is a saying "be like a child." children are non judgemental, they don't care what they weigh, they are generally kind (at least my sweet babies are) and they are purely joyful. i admire that. they are beautiful. inside and out.
their worlds are run by princesses and trucks and dinosaurs and fun, not by their looks, what they think of themselves, of what others think of them. when somebody hurts their feelings, they cry for 2 minutes, wipe their tears, and forgive, just like that. i envy them for that. i envy them in a lot of ways. they are beautiful in the way they are able to forgive, in the way they are able to not judge themselves or others. that isn't so much a choice on their part, they haven't exactly learned how to judge yet.
there is no sound sweeter than children's laughter. and it can happen minutes after they stub their toe or get a "boo boo." for me, if i stub my toe, it can lead to thinking "this is the worst day. this bad thing happened earlier and then this other thing happened and this other thing and now this!! this is the worst day!" and then i can start crying uncontrollably and eat ice cream in my bed and watch friends. but if i was a child, i would just cry for a second and if i was my niece, the big sister in the picture above, i would be laughing and playing and would have already forgotten that i stubbed my toe. children are beautiful.
children are beautiful. i want to be like them. and i am not just talking about the naps and getting to play all day and having no worries. no judgements, no holding on to what happened in the past, just joy.
they are beautiful.
now you linkup! share your story of how you feel beautiful, something awesome you did, anything that comes to mind to promote self love! the next linkup will be may 14!!