Love Thy Self: Day #9

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
The quote above really resonated with me today. We are the sum of all of our parts. We can always grow and improve, which is what makes this journey of life interesting, but we do not need to take anything away: We are perfect as we are, with everything we have and have become along the way. And by perfect, I mean we each have a unique place, purpose and perspective in this world. When we live our lives centered in love, we can do much good in our communities. When we fight who we are and struggle and sink into hate, we cannot even offer much that is beneficial to ourselves, much less the world around us. Learning to live my life from a place of love and peace is what this 30 day journey is about for me. I am removing the negativity and self-hate that stops me from living the life I was meant to live. The goal for me is not perfection, but a love that celebrates and finds meaning in my flaws. Those imperfections make me beautiful and unique. I like being different. I am celebrating my unique place in this world by learning to celebrate all of me so “there is nothing left to take away.”

Today I am celebrating my muscular calf muscles. Ever since I was young, I have had defined calves. They have been a defining feature of my physical self, and no matter how big or bulky they may look, I love them completely. I love their strength and definition. I love to poke them when they are flexed and feel how strong they are. The irony is I hate to exercise them. No, these babies are brought to you by good genes (thanks mom and dad) and constant toe lifts to reach things that are taller than me. My calf muscles are beautiful and I am beautiful.

#IAMENOUGH #lovethyself #30dayLoveChallenge

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