Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 182



“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Thanks, Spidey.

I had a chat with a very close friend recently, involving our current wishes and hopes with regards to our weight, and bodies.

She said, My plan is to love myself… I love myself inside, just need to sort out the outside which is doable!”

And it made me think deeper.

We really do need to love ourselves truly, before we can actually accept that others may love us too.

With that self-love, and acceptance of ourselves, we portray a confidence which shines through.

It doesn’t matter what we look like, how our hair is styled, our size. As long as we are happy, and we like who we are, others will too. And that is inside, as well as out.

If there is something you aren’t happy with, you have the power to change it.

I’m not talking about flaunting yourself physically, expecting compliments, or anything like that. Not this selfie culture. I think they are posted more by insecure people, who need the validation of strangers as to whether they look good. Where the more ‘likes’ you get for your photo, the more popular you are.

That’s not receiving love, neither is it feeling love for yourself.

Self-love is just an internal feeling of being at peace with yourself.

I feel thankful that I do love myself. I accept who I am, and I feel confident to be the real me around everyone. Yes, I complain about my weight, but that is something I can sort out. It doesn’t define me though.


Take time out to appreciate the wonderfulness of YOU! Tell me something you love about yourself. 😘

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps ❤

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Viola Bleu
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 06:29:52

    Lovely message here … we all need to do less worrying what other people think and more enjoying the moments around us 🌸

    Liked by 1 person


  2. You Can Always Start Now
    Aug 14, 2018 @ 00:24:38

    yes to being at peace with ourselves. Something we all should be working towards. Well said.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Image Earth Travel
    Aug 13, 2018 @ 14:48:01

    Cool post Ritu!
    I still find it hard to accept compliments, but think I’m getting better. 😉

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Lisa A.
    Aug 13, 2018 @ 06:59:09

    So true Ritu! It took me a long time to fully accept who I was. What other choice do we really have? Like they say…we are our own worst critic. We eventually have to rise from that though.

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  5. Sheldon Kleeman
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 20:40:21

    I am going to see a hypnotist That’s how I stopped smoking and I need to change my diet its harder on me than quitting cigarettes… I just can’t believe how powerful food is and how it lurks and waits quietly until it’s time to eat and then throws the gloves off and the the battle of witts begins
    As Sheldon Yoursly

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  6. rachaelstray
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 20:02:58

    This is very positive like it!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Molly Stevens - Shallow Reflections
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 17:41:29

    The better I am at loving and accepting myself, the more compassion I have for others. Something I love about myself: I see the humor in life.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Rae Longest
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 17:36:16

    With age comes acceptance of self. You have no choice!

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  9. Laura
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 17:24:19

    So wise and true, Ritu. I’m working on all of this and with every step forward feel so much more at peace…Watching my 12-year-old daughter struggle with accepting her body is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 18:53:35

      And if we project a positive mindset to them, they get the best role model. Yet if we are constantly worrying, they think it’s normal. Good luck with your daughter xxx



  10. syl65
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 16:35:36

    Embrace your inner being always!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. joey
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 15:50:02

    That kind of outlook — inlook? has so much to do with how we motivate ourselves and interact with others, too. Love this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  12. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 15:48:28

    Thank you! You you are the female part of Spidey. You are Wonderwoman! :-)) Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Darlene
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 12:59:12

    A perfect post!! If we can’t love ourselves, how can we love others?

    Liked by 2 people


  14. Rajiv
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:09:35

    Hows my friend from Arunachal Pradesh doing?

    Liked by 1 person


  15. willowdot21
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:04:03

    You are right beauty and love comes from inside, no one is perfect.

    Liked by 1 person


  16. Erika Kind
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 09:52:22

    Exactly, sis! How can we honestly give love if we don’t love ourselves? Either we love or we don’t love. But we cannot differ. It all starts with ourselves: love, appreciation, change,… everything! If we do things only because we are supposed to has a different quality than if we do it from a place of love. Wonderful thought, sis!

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  17. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 09:44:04

    I think it is good to make the most of yourself and be healthy, Ritu. I mustn’t become an obsession as that leads to anorexia, over exercise and vanity. Neglecting yourself is also negative and leads to health complications. Balance is the key.

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  18. Dorinda Duclos
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 05:02:25

    Oh, Ritu! this is a tough one! I’m one of those who doesn’t love anything about myself, but am I working on changing that! It’s a roller coaster, for sure.

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