Tag Archive | self-esteem

What Makes You Beautiful


I saw this video  on my friends Facebook page on Tuesday and knew immediately that it was going to be my ‘Thought for Thursday’ this week. His name is Chester Gregory and he did a cover of the song ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ by One Direction. In his words, the purpose is “to increase awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month & in response to the tragic loss of teens like Amanda Todd. Show love & share this new release & short film, for a worthy cause. – CHESS”

The video, accompanied by his vocals, makes a powerful statement. As I was watching it, it also made me think that those with low self-esteem [whether they have been bullied or not] could benefit from watching the video, as well. In the first place, those with low self-esteem would be the most susceptible to bullying, due to the fact they most likely have little to no belief in themselves and aren’t strong enough to disregard the negative comments and taunts of others….or, even their own negative thoughts of themselves.  Everyone needs to realize just how beautiful they are and that they are worthy of living a wonderful, productive life filled with love and happiness, even if their present circumstances make it seem like that is impossible.

As Chester requested, please share this video. Perhaps the message will reach that one person who needs to see it and it will be helpful to them in realizing that they are indeed BEAUTIFUL and have so much to offer, regardless of what others say.

I have received many responses to many of the posts on this blog, thus far. However, may I request that you please reply in the comment section of the blog  – as opposed to on Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc. – so that all responses will be together. Your comment may be helpful to others who come across something that they can relate to. You can comment anonymously.

Thank you and many blessings.

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Self Love


Everyone is flawed – everyone.  However, it’s interesting to see how some people either address what they consider to be their flaws, in a positive way and carry on with their daily lives, while others focus on what they consider to be their flaws – or magnify minor flaws they may have – in a negative way, and it hinders them from enjoying  their lives. Notice I stated, “what they consider to be their flaws”. That is because often times, a person will think less of themselves regarding something that others barely notice, or notice at all.

If you start off with a defeatist attitude, that is where you will stay. If you don’t believe in yourself, or think you are worthy, then how do you expect others to? A person is more approachable when they exude confidence. If you tell others  – or yourself – that you’re NOT ‘this or that”, then you NEVER will be.

I’ve said this time and time again: do not compare yourself to others – their looks, their job, their accomplishments , etc. I truly believe that one of the main reasons why people get sad, lonely, depressed…is because they think of themselves as less than the next person. Why do that to yourself? Don’t worry about being like the next person or trying to impress the next person. We’ve all been blessed in one way or another. Focus on that! And, if  there is something about yourself that concerns you, take the steps to improve upon it – instead of talking about it.  When you look in the mirror, tell yourself you are just as worthy as the next person. It must start with you.

How do YOU see yourself? Confidence is the key.

Regardless of your physical appearance, education, wealth, circumstances, you can truly enjoy your life if you first start by practicing self-love.  It’s all in how you see yourself.

“If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible.”  ~Bruce Lee

I have received many responses to many of the posts on this blog, thus far. However, may I request that you please reply in the comment section of the blog  – as opposed to on Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc. – so that all responses will be together. Your comment may be helpful to others who come across something that they can relate to. You can comment anonymously.

Thank you and many blessings.

This is video is old, and you’ve probably seen it before,  the message is still important for those to see, who compare themselves to others.

Courage and Determination


If you’ve ever watched a personal video on YouTube, you more than likely have seen negative comments directed towards the person who has uploaded the video – or, even towards others who leave comments. Some of the things stated may, in fact, have absolutely nothing to do with the actual content of the video, and may even steer off into personal attacks, for the mere sake of doing so. Everyone has an opinion and everyone has a right to express their opinion. Over and above that, what point does initiating an attack on someone on the internet serve – especially, if the person you are attacking has no control over what you are attacking them for?

It takes little energy or thought to attack someone over the internet, however, with the safety of distance and anonymity, many choose to do so. However, how would you feel if a complete stranger took the time out of their day to upload a video to specifically make a personal attack on you?

Bullying is a serious situation in every part of the world and too often, some cannot handle the pressure; we have all seen the devastating toll it has taken on too many individuals. It doesn’t take much intellect or courage to attack others – especially, those who cannot defend themselves; however, it does take courage to ignore the negativity of others and move on, without the need for retribution.

Check out the touching video below and see how Lizzie Velasquez, a 23-year-old young woman, handled being bullied for her appearance due to an undiagnosed syndrome that she has had since childbirth. It is truly a remarkable testament to how far someone can go when they don’t let the negative comments of others hold them back.

I have received many responses to many of the posts on this blog, thus far. However, may I request that you please reply in the comment section of the blog  – as opposed to on Twitter, Facebook or emails – so, that all responses will be together. Your comment may be helpful to others who come across something that they can relate to. You can comment anonymously.

Thank you and many blessings.

For more of Lizzie’s inspirational videos, check out her official YouTube page:

http://www.youtube.com/user/lizzitachickita

Lizzie’s website http://www.aboutlizzie.com/

One Girl, One Voice…A Million Ways to Make a Difference


Many know Shaun Robinson as the  TV host of Access Hollywood. She is also an Emmy award-winning journalist and author of  “Exactly As I Am”, a 2009 book dedicated to building the self-esteem of young girls.

Most recently she has created the ‘One Girl, One Voice: A Million Ways to Make a Difference Movement’. In her words, “I want to create a sisterhood of young ladies who know that individually and collectively, we are a POWERFUL force and can manifest the change we wish to see in the world!”

With so many negative images and influences that surround our youth – especially, in entertainment – Shaun is definitely a wonderful role model, who uses her celebrity to encourage and uplift others.

Young girls can benefit from her book and  website. If you know any young girls, please share the book and the site with them. There can never be too many positive influences.

Follow Shaun on twitter for very positive and inspirational tweets https://twitter.com/#!/MsShaunRobinson

Check out the site here  onegirlonevoice.org/ and watch the video below.

“Ten Rules for Girls with Strong Self-Esteem”