I know it’s a busy time of year for y’all, what with the holidays and the OMFGSNOW* and all. You’ve been under a lot of stress, and there’s probably been some form of travel and eating rich foods and disrupted schedules, and you want to rope in your out of control life with some changes. Resolutions, if you will.
New Year’s Day is the traditional time in our culture to make resolutions. And you know what? If you want to resolve to change your diet, go ahead. If you want to resolve to exercise, please do! It’s fun! We’ll go dancing. It’ll be great.
But please, dearest Internet, I would like you to resolve one other thing– stop putting yourselves down. Stop calling yourself ugly because of weight gain, stop the self-depreciating humor** about your double chins, stop thinking that your body is a bad thing, something to fight against, something that needs changing.
If you’re going to make a resolution this year, please resolve to love yourself, no matter what.
It’s tough, but I’m sure you can do it. You’re amazing, after all. Wonderful people. I adore hanging out digitally with you. And I really, really hate it when you talk badly about yourselves, because I KNOW YOU ARE FREAKIN’ AWESOME and I wish you’d realize it, too.
Can you do that for me? Can you look at your self, your whole self, and even if you don’t believe it, just say, “I am freakin’ awesome!”
Thanks. I’m glad we had this little talk.
*Well, if you live in Portland it’s OMFGSNOW.
**’cause it’s not funny.