Sometimes I write stuff and then I read it a year (or sometimes yearS) later and it says exactly what I needed to hear. ? Funny how that works.

Original Facebook Post (Feb 25, 2016)

Day 56 of #365DaysofHappiness – Today I am grateful for my body and the lessons it teaches me. I am grateful for the perspective that, no matter how much I weigh, that doesn’t change the quality and value of the person I am inside. I am also grateful for the reminder that health is within my reach and it is me who is in control of my life. No matter what influences are around me, I can choose what I put in my body and the lifestyle I follow. 

As with anything, it is always good to remind ourselves that it’s only natural to go through stages. Some of us (especially those with life challenges) need lots of reminders. We need to surround ourselves with people who support us and contribute to our betterment. We need to set ourselves up for success.

Be strong in your convictions and loyal to yourself. If there’s anything I’ve learned in this life, it’s that we need to be our own advocates. No one – not even those closest to us – know us better than ourselves (even though they might like to claim they do). 

A practice of self-reflection and self-love is what will see us through even the darkest of days. If you are not where you want to be, remember: you are not a tree, you have the power to “move”. 

Self-empowerment makes me happy.

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