Kudos to Nutrisystem and to mygirltalk.org for partnering and creating this fantastic video.
Seriously, think about it. Why can't we take compliments? We brush them off, we say, oh no, it took a lot of help, I didn't do it on my own. We minimize our worth, our participation, our contributions. Why? Because we are modest? Or because we truly don't believe in ourselves enough to say YES, Thank you. I rocked this!
The part of this video that kills me, is the scene at the pool with the mom not wanting to take off her caftan and show people her body. Her daughter walks away, grabbing her stomach, feeling shame about herself and her OWN body because that is the message she was taught from her mom. I may have sobbed out loud, because I recognized that. I've done it to myself and to my own daughters. That is not the legacy I want to pass on to my children and it's certainly not what I want for myself.
Do a little experiment today. Give a compliment to someone you love. See how they take it. Or better yet, if someone gives YOU a compliment, don't brush it off. Take it in. Be proud. Appreciate the time someone took to value you, and then appreciate yourself and your gifts and all you have to offer.
Believing in yourself is the first step. Go out there and ROCK IT!