30 Day Self Esteem Challenge 08

Day 8: The last time you smiled when someone complimented you.  What was the compliment and why did you smile?

Well, the OH is lovely enough to tell me daily that he thinks I’m beautiful… not that I believe it!

Yesterday I was having one of those days… you know, feeling fat, frumpy, ugly and just plain gross. So, naturally, I did what we all do these days; I announced it to Twitter.

I left the house to run some errands and on my return found so  many replies to my tweet, telling me I am “beautiful/wonderful/gorgeous/stupendous/lovely/etc/etc” which made me smile.

I wasn’t smiling because my friends thought those things about me… after all they are hardly likely to reply, “Yeah! You are gross Kat!”

I was touched that so many of them took time out of their day to try to cheer me up and make me feel better about myself. I felt that people cared about me and my well-being and what more can any of us ask for than that? To matter to people…

I am still feeling gross today. A demoralising shopping trip to buy a new bra certainly didn’t help my body image issues. But yesterday, for a short while, reading the lovely supportive comments from my friends, I smiled.

If any of them are reading this… thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness meant so much to me.

Ciao!

💋

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22 thoughts on “30 Day Self Esteem Challenge 08

  1. Ah, not bra shopping. Did you have to get measured too? Last time I did that was a few years ago in M & S and the lady was lovely, but I still found it an horrific experience, exposing all my wobblies to a stranger.
    Better than that, though was the physio I went to with a back problem. I was naive and for the first visit, went without sorting out decent undies/ trimming etc. At the end of a very uncomfortable session (for me, anyway) she said, ‘Just so you’re aware, you WILL have to get undressed next time too.’ As if to say, ‘please don’t subject me to those straggly pants and errant curlies again’! Ta for that, lady.
    Great you’ve got so many lovely friends to bolster you when you’re low – you must be pretty great to have so many people rushing to cheer you up 🙂

      • So glad it’s not just me! Why don’t they warn you about this stuff when they send you the appointment letter?
        Ha, yes. Probably a less humiliating idea than being measured. I try to get these shopping sessions over with asap, so perhaps I thought ‘in – measured – buy everything in my size – scuttle out, clutching bag and sense of shame and self-loathing’ was the way to go 🙂

  2. Well, I’m sorry you feel that way (though I get it, because I am the same). But excuse me? I saw your blue post! There is no way you are gross or anything of the sort! 🙂

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  4. You “gross” and “ugly”. Never in a million years! We all have those areas we wish we could wave a magic wand over and they would be gone. Regretfully our magic wands aren’t that powerful and we are left with ourselves as we started the day. You are fortunate to have a SO who loves you for who you are and as you are. You are a beautiful person with a beautiful heart.

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