The Monthly Project: The Pledge to Love Myself

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Over at the Sisterhood, they do amazing things called Monthly Projects.  October’s project is to work on a pledge to love ourselves.  Plain and simple.  I can think of no better time for this project to occur than at this point in my life.  I’ve been doing a series of posts on my identity crisis and learning to accept and love me, chronic illnesses and all, and to realize that I am much more than my illnesses.  They may be a part of me but they do not have to define me!  Take a few moments to read over this pledge:

The Pledge to Love Myself.

I pledge allegiance, TO MYSELF.
Today I will proclaim it
out loud,
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,
with ME.
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.

Reading that pledge gets me all stirred up inside!  If that doesn’t get your engine going, I don’t know what will.  Throughout the month you may see several posts related to this pledge and I encourage you to ask me how I’m doing and I will do the same!  So will you join me this month and take the pledge to love yourself alongside me and the Sisters?  Visit the pledge page to grab a button and the pledge!

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Comments

  1. christieo says

    Jamee, I read both posts, this one and the one in your flare up and it made me tear up inside. I know I’ve told you this before, but my mom goes through flare-ups and she’s pretty frequently blindsided by them. I know how you feel about sending your family off to church while you crawl back into bed and I know it because I’m on the other side, I’m the one going off to someplace else while my mom crawls back to bed and do you know what kind of mom it makes you? the kind who has to take care of herself. the kind who probably feels brokenhearted that she has to miss things, because that’s how my mom feels when she misses things while she’s in a flareup. But she never misses things, we are always “with” her even if we’re not together. this is not your fault, as much as it hurts physically and emotionally to not be everywhere you want to be at the time you want to be there, it’s not your fault. i hope you know that. you are a wonderful loving mother! i’m so glad you’re taking the pledge, so so glad! xoxoxox so many hugs to you.

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