Affirmation for October 25, 2011: Reclaiming Beauty

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.- Katherine Anne Porter
Thought of the Day:
There are many days where we feel like we're the ugly duckling, the odd-man out, the sore thumb in the crowd. We beat ourselves up for forgetting to put on make up or go to the gym. Sometimes it's because we ate that extra donut or we have a pimple in what seems to us to be a really obvious place. Other times, something we did or didn't do causes us to feel so ugly.
Forgiving ourselves and letting these negative thoughts go will release us from being followed by a dark cloud of low self-confidence. We need to be able to see the beauty in who we are and release the things that weigh us down. There are many other ways and opportunities to shine out there. 
Feel Great!