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My Ten Commandments of Self-Love

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hello Friends:)

I hope you are all having a fabulous Valentine's Day! To all the couples out there, do something sweet for the man or woman you love not only today but, everyday & to all the singles out there wishing this day was done & over with, be patient, God will send you someone worth waiting for when the time is right!

We have been busy in preparations for Heart Day! Last night, Maddox & I decided it would be fun to turn our kitchen into a full blown bakery! We made sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies & red velvet cookies for the Grandma's & Grandpa's, our neighbors & all of Al's co workers! Maddox really enjoyed getting to decorate the cookies with "pwetties" aka pretties as Mama calls them or sprinkles as the rest of the world may say haha:) I was so proud of myself, I managed to make around 7 dozen cookies last night & not even eat one! Now, that is willpower;)

Al is working all day today so we are actually celebrating our Day of Love on Sunday which is fine with this Mama:) Everyday calls for some lovey dovey, smoochie smoochie, sweet nothings in my book so no biggie here!! I have just been wasting the day away with my miniature Valentine & needless to say we are having a blast! We've been making Valentines, listening to love songs & dancing our little hearts out aka getting our cardio on ;)

After wearing the little Love Bug out with my killer dance moves, I was compelled to get on Pinterest for some mommy time & I saw an idea that completely inspired me! I knew right then and there that I wanted to write my own little number! So, here are My Ten Commandments for loving myself!! Enjoy :D

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1. Accept yourself for who you are at this very moment. Appreciate the BEAUTY that makes you YOU:)

2. Be thankful for your blessings. You may not have everything you want but, you have ALL you need.

3. Make sure your worst enemy isn't dwelling in your own skin. Remember that you're always listening even if no one else can hear you!

4. Vow to take care of your body & work out daily! After all, it's the only place you have to live! Make it a happier, healthier place to reside in. YOU are your best investment.

5. Stay true to who you are & you will ALWAYS be happy! Gather all your crazy dreams, far fetched ambitions & big goals & build a life you love & are proud of!

6. Stop comparing yourself to who you're not! Girls compete with one another. Women EMPOWER each other.

7. Forgive yourself for every mistake, every heartbreak & every time you've fallen short. Self-forgiveness is a necessary & vital step to finding your inner peace.

8. Remember that you can't fix yourself by BREAKING someone else. ALWAYS choose kindness.

9. Focus your thoughts on what is good, what is admirable & what is positive. Never let your mind become consumed by negativity & hate. Never let your heart turn cold.

10. Say YES to adventure. Say YES to bliss. Say YES to the impossible. You never know when your heart will stop beating. Take the jump & free fall on the way down if you have to. Live with no regrets.

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Valentine's day is a day to celebrate all types of love & all kinds of love, including love for one's self! Take the time today to pamper yourself, to nourish your body with whole foods & clean water, to run, to dance, to jump for joy & to move what the good Lord has given you because the capacity, the greatness & the depth of our ability to love sparks out of the love we have for ourselves!

Stay Positive Friends, Change IS Coming,

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    Thanks, Sweetheart!
    2229 days ago
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    2229 days ago
    Thanks, Sweetheart!
    We sure did:)
    Stay Positive,

    2233 days ago
    emoticon worth rereading everyday! Sounds like you had a productive weekend!
    2234 days ago
    Thanks, Lindy! You are too kind!
    I will definitely share it when the Spring Challenge starts!
    I never think to share things like this on there!
    You are awesome! Thanks for all your constant support!
    Stay Positive,

    2237 days ago
    I have to say this again. You write so beautifully. I am going to bookmark this blog in order to get to it quickly when any self doubts start to arise. I do hope you will copy and paste your 10 Commandments of Self-Love to the Titans' Spring Chat Thread during the first week. It is the kind of support and motivation we all need to read.
    2238 days ago
    Thanks, Joseph!
    Hope you & your wife had a fabulous day:)
    Stay Positive,

    2238 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/15/2014 11:49:29 AM
    Sounds like yesterday was an absolute blast. It also sounds like your mind is in such a terrific place. Have a great time on Sunday.

    2238 days ago
    Thanks, Ladies! I appreciate all of your positive feedback & support!

    Bren - - Your daughter is the best Valentine you could ever have! Other people may come & go & love doesn't always last but, our children will always be our children & our love for them will always be the purest, most selfless form of love humanly possible! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating with her:) You are such an inspiration to me & such a great person! Someday you'll find a man worthy of your companionship! Stay strong my Friend!

    Michelle - - You are a strong, motivated, beautiful woman with so much drive & ambition! I know you will reach all of your goals in due time! I'm so sorry to hear about your embarrassment at the gym but, we both know that you are stronger than anything that tries to bring you down! Stay positive my Friend! You got this!!
    2239 days ago
    Very inspirational and helpful post. Thanks!

    2239 days ago
    Jes!! Wow!! I love your blog!! I just subscribed myself to it so I get an email each time you update it :) ... number 3 really hit me - sometimes, or oftentimes, that little voice in my mind tells me :
    You can't...why try?
    Don't buy this shirt and waste money: it only shows off your tummy rolls
    They'll all laugh at you...(this comment is always on repeat ever since I busted an elastic at the gym a few weeks ago...I felt horrible and so ashamed and the trainer said No biggie, are you hurt? and she just went to the supply closet to get a new one of the same resistance)
    .....Ugh...and I of course hear this voice and it drives me crazy!!! I think it's really the biggest obstacle in my life in trying to become more self-confident/increasing my self-esteem...sorry for being a debbie-downer!!
    Have an awesome week-end and a FABULOUS Valentine's Day!! Congrats on not eating any of the goodies you baked with your kid :) I so would've been tempted and had at least tasted it! You have great will power!!! KEEP IT UP!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2239 days ago
  • DUBGIRL418
    Very nice blog! Very well put! You have the right idea and that's awesome!
    2239 days ago
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    I LOVE this blog, Jes!!! So full of hope, joy and love! Thanks for helping me appreciate the wonders in my life. I may be single watching all my friends get their roses and chocolates today...but I have the sweetest daughter ever, some unbelievable friends and a family that has my back forever!!
    Have an awesome Sunday with your man!

    2239 days ago
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