By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
In just a couple of months, summer will arrive and people will be vacationing as well as buying new outfits. It’s also during the summer months that family reunions are planned. Let’s face it – summer is the time of year for people to have fun and do all sorts of activities. School is out. Vacations are planned. And travel is at its highest peak.
As you can imagine, people like to get ready for the summer by joining a gym and working out. Can we be honest for a moment and say there’s nothing wrong with having a nice physique? What’s even more important is that people like and love who they are no matter their age or size. It’s what’s on the inside that will help radiate true beauty on the outside.
Sadly, too many people have low self-esteem because they allow their outer appearance to dictate their worth. When this happens, people will do whatever they can to feel good. However, if there’s no love on the inside, everything on the outside is superficial.
When you love all of you, you learn how to affirm your self-worth. That’s what a yoga instructor in Miami, Florida did.
Known as ‘Shea’, this mother of an eight-month-old son wrote a love letter to her thighs. Admitting to having a roller-coaster ride with her body, this woman decided to do something about it. In the letter, she said “You may not be slender, or tanned, or smooth / but you’re up for the challenge when I start to move you power through squats, lunges, and stairs, / and you don’t seem to mind when some people glare.”
She posted this poem on her Instagram page to her 11,000 followers. She adds, “’Each day I am learning that my self-worth is based less on what others think and more on how I feel. And lately, I feel really good.”
Be like Shea – Love yourself.
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org