Wake Up Full of Awesome

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There was a time when you were five years old, and you woke up full of awesome. 

You knew you were awesome. 
You loved yourself. You thought you were beautiful, even with missing teeth and messy hair and mismatched socks inside your grubby sneakers.
You loved your body, and the things it could do. You thought you were strong.
You knew you were smart. Do you still have it? The awesome.
Did someone take it from you? Did you let them?
Did you hand it over, because someone told you weren’t beautiful enough, thin enough, smart enough, good enough?
Why the hell would you listen to them? 
Did you consider they might be full of shit? 
Wouldn’t that be nuts, to tell your little girl somebody that in another five or ten years she might hate herself because she doesn’t look like a starving and Photoshopped fashion model?
Or even more bizarre, that she should be sexy over smart, beautiful over bold? Are you freaking kidding me?

Look at her. She is full of awesome. 
You were, once. Maybe you still are.
Maybe you are in the process of getting it back.

All I know is that if you aren’t waking up feeling like this about yourself, you are really missing out.

  • This is absolutely brilliant, truly the best post I have read in a long time and I REALLY mean that! Exactly what I need right now, because when I leapt out of bed at 5 years old, pulled on my crumpled neon green Rugrats t-shirt and shovelled down my Coco pops I never once thought that I wouldn’t feel good enough – because no one ever should!

  • Cherry Lips

    This post is truly beautiful. It does make you really sit and think about how sad it is that our awesomeness can be taken from us without us even noticing. Thanks for posting. I have joined your site. Feel free to have a look at mine when you can. If you like, please join. x
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  • Sally | Queenie and the Dew blog

    This is quite possibly the best post I’ve read so far this year. I feel awesome just reading it x

  • This post is awesome, as is your blog…x