Friday, June 22, 2012
FROM ME TO YOU: Loving The Skin You're In
It can come from your family or friends or even from others you may come in contact with in passing. The worst thing, though, is when you start to believe that you are not alright as you are.
Summer is here, and I know some will feel the pressure to try and conform to what you believe others will want you to look like and even do just because the season has changed. What I would suggest, however, is that you think about how you can best be the person YOU want to be.
The truth is that no matter how much you exercise, tan, dress in stylish clothes or give yourself to others you will never feel right with yourself until you feel right about yourself. Seeing the real you is not about the image reflected back at you in a mirror. It is the person you see and who you are on the inside. This is the person that should be protected and loved, in spite of what others might think or say.
I call this issue "Inspiration Through Education", because I really believe that once you realize who you are it will lead you to treat yourself better. Your being inspired about life should lead you to see yourself as a masterpiece created for a purpose. Don't ever doubt that your being here in the skin that you are in is for a reason. Your very existence is for a reason, and the way you treat the life you have been given shows how much you appreciate it.
Sheri Fink is someone who is not only comfortable in her skin, but she is helping others through the stories she tells to feel the same way. That is why she is the perfect individual to grace the cover of this issue. You will also find two special articles "Suffer The Children: Saving Our Youth" and "Teri Broadstreet: Listening When Children Cry": both of them will help you understand the role you have to play in not only your life but that of others as well.
I want for you what I also want for myself: to live a life that reflects true appreciation for the ability to make a difference. We can all do this, but it has to begin with a choice.
How are you showing appreciation for the skin you're in? I want to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts or post them on this article at http://www.conversationsmag.com/. Working together we can make a difference.
Cyrus Webb, Editor-In-Chief