A Declaration of Self Esteem

I was given this …. um … I won’t say, since then you will know my age. I feel 25, so we will go with that. I was given this a very long time ago, way before I truly found myself (my whole self). I was going through a very difficult time in my life at that point.The Garden of Adonis by John Dickson Batten 1887. Angels always watch over us.

I came across this declaration again while organizing paperwork recently, so I thought I would share it with you. I was given many other helpful things that I will soon share.

I am not sure who to acknowledge as the author, since none was given, so I send my thanks out to the one who wrote it.

I send my love out to the woman who gave it to me while I stayed there. I wish I could remember her name.

I can hear the words that Morgana says in the movie Little Mermaid II. She exclaims, “Say it loud. Say it Proud,” to little Melody as Melody turns into a mermaid and becomes her true self.

With heartfelt love to all who read this …. for all the dear, sweet Humans (as my friend, Sheri would say) who share this Earth with me, this is for you to declare.

 

My Declaration of Self Esteem I am ME.

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like ME.

There are persons who have some parts like ME, but no on adds up exactly like ME.

Therefore, everything that comes out  of ME is authentically mine because I alone choose it.

I own everything about ME – my body, including everything it does; my mind, including all its thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they may be – anger, joy, frustrations, love, disappointment, excitement; my mouth, and all the words that come out of it, polite, sweet or rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud or soft; and all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.

I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of ME, I can become intimately acquainted with ME.

By so doing I can love ME and be friendly with ME in all my parts. I can then make it possible for all of ME to work in my best interests.

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle ME, and other aspects that I do not know.

But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about ME.

However, I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is ME. This is authentic and represents where I am at that moment in time. When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting and keep that which proved fitting, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do.

I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order of the world of people and things outside of ME.

I own ME, and therefore I can engineer ME.

I am me and I am okay.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bluebutterfliesandme
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 05:10:04

    That is awesome sister~

    Reply

  2. My Fat Fox (@HollowayKarin)
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 07:21:21

    Declaration of Self Esteem: very healthy! Should be taught to all young folks. For, as we all know, not everyone is healthy minded having been warped through no fault of their own. This is sort of like a bandage, to help one heal.

    Reply

  3. Alethea Kehas
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 10:00:04

    Love this, love the picture and you too! xoxo my friend.

    Reply

  4. The Other Side of Ugly - Letters to Humanity
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 19:13:44

    I love this Karen. I am going to print it. It’s something beautiful to read everyday as a reminder of who we are. XO Sheri

    Reply

  5. BloomLisa
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 22:38:41

    I LOVE that. I will be sharing this with my daughters. Blessings to you.

    Reply

  6. alohaleya
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 09:36:28

    LOVE this! thank you, what a great way to start the day! thank you, aleya

    Reply

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