There are many things that can affect the love and acceptance that you have for yourself. The lumps and bumps of life often leave wounds that stay with us throughout our adult life. I am sure that if you think about it, you can trace every negative feeling that you have about yourself to a specific incident,criticism or hurtful situation that ultimately robbed
you of your self-esteem.
There is an old adage that says, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. While it may make a good rhyme, there is very little truth to this statement. Just imagine, you may be throwing away prize-winning qualities based upon one person’s opinion.
Self-love and acceptance begin when you reclaim what has been lost through hurtful experiences. Remember you are a rare jewel. It is the sum of all of your parts that makes you uniquely beautiful.