What I love about myself: My contagious laugh.
My biggest challenge in accepting my body and beauty: That the female body images I see on TV and in magazines are not only unrealistic to achieve, but often literally un-real. My biggest support in learning to appreciate myself: My husband is my rock. He taught me that I DESERVE to be happy and love myself as I am. I never knew! Beauty is: Having confidence that you are just-about the best you can possibly be, inside and out.
Why I am strong: Because I know that I have a fabulous family and friends to call on when I need to, and I try not to need to. Why I am beautiful: Because I look like my son, who is the most beautiful person to me. What women must know: There is NO universal standard. We are all smart, beautiful, unique, and gifts to our world. Knowing this, take a deep breath and stand up straight before you walk out your door. Be your best and be thankful for the beauty you find all around you, even in the mirror.