"Mirror, mirror here I stand. Who is the fairest in the land?"
And the mirror replied, "You..." From Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Last week I took my about to turn a year older daughter out for a little dress shopping adventure and lunch. We found the perfect dress for the upcoming Daddy/Daughter Dance in the first place we stopped and it only took about 20 minutes. As we get back in the car I suggest lunch and then ask, "what else or where else do you want to go - anywhere you want!?" As we sat there talking about options I kept asking over and over - where do YOU want to go, it's your birthday weekend.
Her response will be emblazoned in my soul forever: "Mom, I don't care what we do or where we go. I just want to be with you."
"If you're searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror." Unknown
It stopped me in my tracks. It stopped my breath. It stopped my crazy monkey mind.
She just wants to be with me? Really? She's a teenager. There must be a billion more exciting and fun things to do, really! She wants to be with me. I am important to her. She likes spending time with me. She LIKES ME! It's me, not things, places, offers - it's genuinely me she wants to spend time with.
And suddenly, I could see myself through her eyes and I was filled with love.
"Be you. Do you. Love you, for you." Unknown
I don't care where we go, what we do, or what happens...I just want to be with you. That's all.
As we focus on self love, this week has been profound for me. It's not about being wild, crazy, rich, busy, fun, perfect. It's about BEING ME. Being you. Celebrating how special and perfect you are right now! Why? Because someone (and probably more than just one) in your life "just wants to be with you" because you are amazing. Take a look in the mirror and repeat after me:
I am strong.
I am brilliant.
I am beautiful.
I am resilient.
I am perfectly imperfect me.
And, I love all of my crazy, quirky, fun aspects!
See you on the mat!
I have been "playing" and experimenting with yoga, aromatherapy and healthy living since my late teens - researching, testing, reading, investigating, and learning anything that would make my life - and the lives around me - better naturally.
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