It’s been a long time coming. But the time is now.
Today is the day we take the pledge.
Ladies (and Gentlemen), October is the month of love.
We here at the Sisterhood are declaring October “I LOVE MYSELF” Month! A month dedicated entirely to finding acceptance and love in our hearts for ourselves. Because no one can love us completely and fully unless we love ourselves completely and fully first. There is plenty of love to go around, but we never quite have enough for ourselves and this October we’re changing that by taking the first step, by taking the pledge.
Because it starts with “me.”
Join us here this month in taking the pledge, the pledge to love ourselves, to be our own best friend and hero. The pledge is just the first step.
The Pledge to Love Myself.
I pledge allegiance, TO MYSELF.
Today I will proclaim it
TALL AND PROUD
I LOVE MYSELF.
From this day forward,
I promise to be nice.
TO myself and ABOUT myself.
I will accept my quirks and I will love my faults.
I will love my shape, whatever it is
My bones, my muscles, my hair and my face.
My body, all of it, inside and out.
Because that is what makes me, ME.
And there is only one of me.
I will finally allow myself
to see what others see.
My kindness, my spirit, my love.
And starting today, I will share some of it,
Because I deserve it.
I will fight for myself, because I’m important.
And I deserve to be everything I am capable of in my life.
I deserve to find my greatness and live my life fully and completely.
With no regrets.
There is so much I want to do in my life,
but first, it begins with “me.”
I LOVE MYSELF.
Today, tomorrow, and every day after that.
I LOVE MYSELF, DAMMIT!
And no one can stop me.
Now for step two: if you take the pledge, proclaim it by grabbing the button, and putting it up on your blog and shouting it to the world!
I LOVE ME!
It may not be easy to say. It may take the entire month for you to actually believe yourself. But by saying it today and by saying it at least once every day, you might actually start to believe it. And treat yourself like it. By the way, it’s not weird to talk to yourself. I do it all the time.
You can print it out. Hang it on your fridge, in your car, on your mirror. Or just write those three little words somewhere, anywhere, on a sticky note, in lipstick on your mirror, whatever: “I LOVE ME.”
We will check in for week one of this Monthly Project on Monday, so if you blog about it over the weekend or Monday, be sure to come back and link up! In the meantime, feel free to come to the ‘Hood and discuss the project!
Now get out there and love yourself, already. We already love you.