This I Believe

Madison - DAllas, Texas
Entered on May 18, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
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I believe that loving who you are as a person is the foundation for ever letting someone truly love you. Loving yourself as a person gives you confidence, self pride, and a special glow. The glow I am talking about is ora. Having this confidence in yourself attracts people towards you and makes you a likable person. Now, I think all of these are amazing qualities that you would look for in a friend.

I learned this lesson growing up, but I think the time it really stuck was when I was 13. I remember going through the middle school awkward phase where all of the older girls picked on me. I never could figure out why they did it, but it made me think something was wrong with me. Of course there was nothing wrong with me it was just jealous girls that seemed to not take pride in who they are and rather tore down others. I went home to my mom when I had finally had enough and told her my dilemma. Her encouraging words were something I will never forget from that day. They are even something I hold dear to me till this day. She told me “You are a beautiful girl inside and out, just keep your chin up. Start loving yourself and others will love you too!” And you know what? She was right. I have been living this theory for five years now and it has worked for me beautifully. I have amazing friends that I would not trade for the world. They are people I trust with my life and would do anything for.

I have come to the conclusion that being unique is divine. I love my self for me and my different qualities that make me, well me. I continue to take pride in myself and show others that I am a good person, which others are soon to agree. I believe in myself just like my mom does, and because of this I believe I am a strong person who is ready to accept others into my life with love.