Let me give you a free therapy session...
but before I begin, I want to set the scene for this post.
Every now and again we bring out some dinner conversation cards at home.
I posted about these a while ago (HERE)
They are a box of gems -just small cards that prompt a discussion.
The other night one of the cards read
"The best advice I've received..."
My ten year old pondered for a few minutes and then came out with
You told me that I need to be my own kind of beautiful..."
We had a wonderful conversation about diversity and acceptance and inner beauty and being yourself.
As every mother will tell their child, I tell her that she's beautiful. More than that though, I want her to know what her beauty is...what makes her unique and special. Up until this particular evening I don't think I realised that she really got this...
Fast forward to this week and I was at a work professional development day and one of the speakers showed us a few video clips. She didn't introduce the topic, just let us watch. I particularly loved this one.
Just give yourself 3 minutes to watch.
Most of us as adults are way too self critical.
How would you describe yourself....What kind of a person are you?
Now think about how your friends would describe you....
My ten year old believes that she is beautiful in and out.
Whilst I definitely don't want her to be precious and vain about it,
I think this is a lovely quality that children should have.
Happy Friday beautiful people,
|be your own kind of beautiful...|
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