HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEE…..

Birthday cake from my little sister!

On the evening of November 19th in 1973, I took my first breaths of life, in this world. Now, 46 years later, I can give God a great, big thank you, that I am still here! With the things I have been through, I could have lost my mind, BUT I’m holding on.  My morning was spent responding to messages and chattering on the phone. After a conversation with my Aunt, I was gifted some money, so my plans changed and improved immediately. Initially the thought was, that I would go for a little window-shopping and get my eyebrows neatened up. Now that I had received money, Wandsworth became my oyster. I was able to buy some kitchenware, watch a movie and grab a bite to eat. All by myself. I loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed that and felt blessed!

My Mum also visited my home, whilst I was out, but put a card (containing money) through the letterbox. Added to that, my sister came around yesterday with a little birthday cake (above) and she bought us a takeaway, we chatted and watched a couple of movies. Another gift is now pending and there are a few dates to follow. My future, for the rest of 2019, is looking bright! Christmas is close behind…

Reverting back to my birth, many years ago, I was born on a Monday. There is a nursery rhyme which begins ‘Monday’s child is fair of face…’. Apparently, those born on a Monday are very attractive, beautiful and are promised good things and a fortunate life. Well, I can accept that…..partly! After all, Margaret Wolfe Hungerford said, in her book ‘Molly Swan’, that ‘beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder’. Well, I behold the reflection of myself and see that it is good! Researching, I came across a few quotes, which I felt expressed this perfectly.

Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.

Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places that others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

Salma Hayek

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.

Vanna Bonta

Beauty isn’t about looking perfect it’s about celebrating our individuality.

Bobbi Brown

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a mentor.  In the beginning, she advised me to begin collating affirmations. On doing this, I was told to look in the mirror and affirm them every day. It sounds simple enough, right? Being a person who has/had an issue with ‘self’, it was extremely difficult, at first. As time went on, it did eventually become easier and easier. I noticed that, the times I found it hardest, was when I was having a problem with self-image. Now, I may sound confused, because I start by speaking confidently about beauty, but that’s how I am. I’m not suggesting that, mentally, in the space of time it took for me to get to this point of the blog that my mind had completely changed but I am not always feeling as confident on a day-to-day basis. What I can say, however, is that I am celebrating life, at this moment in time. Therefore, I will try to do as much as possible to remain in the same spirit. As always, I remain, Unapologetically Marcia

Below are some of my affirmations, that you may find useful.

  • I am beautiful
  • I am enough
  • I am exactly where I’m supposed to be
  • I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness
  • I am intelligent
  • I am made in His image!
  • I am proud of who I am
  • I am strong
  • I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness
  • I am intelligent
  • I am the woman God ordained me to be
  • I am what I think and today I think life, fruitful and positive thoughts
  • I am whole
  • I am worthy of being a work in progress and God does love me
  • I believe that nothing is impossible, if you only believe
  • I have the power to create change
  • I only desire that which is good for me
  • I radiate beauty, charm and grace
  • I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind
  • Everything that is happening now is for my ultimate good
  • God has given me this AMAZING, DYNAMIC POWER to do, be, have and create ALL that I desire
  • My fears of tomorrow are melting away
  • My life is just beginning!
  • Today I abandon my old negative habits and take up new, more positive ones
  • Today I am excited about life

After reading this, has it given you thoughts on making your own affirmations? Do you already have some? Would you like to share?

Published by Unapologetically Marcia

I am BEAUTIFUL. I radiate BEAUTY, CHARM and GRACE. I am EXACTLY where I am SUPPOSED TO BE. I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made. I am INTELLIGENT. I am MADE IN HIS IMAGE. I am STRONG. I am the WOMAN GOD ORDAINED ME TO BE. I am UNAPOLOGETICALLY MARCIA

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