So Worth Loving

Your value does not lie on your decision making ability.
What happens when your plans don’t come to fruition? What does it feel like when the plans you made with someone fall tragically to the wayside? How do you respond when a decision you made and acted on for your life turns out to be the “wrong” one?Do you feel downcast? Does your heart feel heavy inside your chest? Is your worth called into question (mainly by you and no one else).You are not alone. These feelings of sadness, rejection, confusion and lack of self-worth happen to many or perhaps, dare I say, ALL of us.But know this…one day the sadness will lift. Old plans will be replaced by new ones. Dreams will fill the pages of your journal, dreams that outshine what currently feels like the be all and end all of dreams.Remember that no one else’s decisions can change your destiny. True, they may change the path to getting there but if something good is meant for you, it will come to fruition.Your value does not lie on your decision making ability. It does not lie in whether someone chose to spend their life with you. And it definitely does not lie in what you do.You, yes you, are so worth loving. Don’t let any bump in your road tell you otherwise.

POST BY MICHELLE High-res

Your value does not lie on your decision making ability.

What happens when your plans don’t come to fruition? What does it feel like when the plans you made with someone fall tragically to the wayside? How do you respond when a decision you made and acted on for your life turns out to be the “wrong” one?

Do you feel downcast? Does your heart feel heavy inside your chest? Is your worth called into question (mainly by you and no one else).

You are not alone. These feelings of sadness, rejection, confusion and lack of self-worth happen to many or perhaps, dare I say, ALL of us.

But know this…one day the sadness will lift. Old plans will be replaced by new ones. Dreams will fill the pages of your journal, dreams that outshine what currently feels like the be all and end all of dreams.

Remember that no one else’s decisions can change your destiny. True, they may change the path to getting there but if something good is meant for you, it will come to fruition.

Your value does not lie on your decision making ability. It does not lie in whether someone chose to spend their life with you. And it definitely does not lie in what you do.

You, yes you, are so worth loving. Don’t let any bump in your road tell you otherwise.


POST BY MICHELLE

Have you ever walked in a room and thought that every girl in there was better looking than you? 
You start looking around and wishing you had that girl’s perfectly straight hair, her designer clothes, or her skinny figure. Your self-esteem suddenly drops by the second. After all this comparing, you start to resent the girl that you think is prettier than you. I don’t know if that happens to you, but it sure is something I struggle with. I constantly feel the need to compare myself to every girl I see. It’s human nature for girls not to be fully satisfied with the way they look. There’s that ONE thing we want to change about our appearance. The media is constantly telling us what we should look like and that the only way we can be considered “beautiful” is if we look like the celebrities. So how do we escape all this bitterness towards ourselves and our self-esteem? Accept how you were made. I know it’s easier said than done…but if it’s something you really want, then you need a drastic change in mindset. YOU are your biggest critic. Start by complimenting yourself when you look in the mirror. Focus on the good things about you. Find out WHAT’S threatening you. Be realistic, instead of being jealous of someone, look at them and smile knowing that you are blessed too.
POST BY MARIE MARTINIDES 
Follow Marie on twitter: @Murray3994 

Have you ever walked in a room and thought that every girl in there was better looking than you?

You start looking around and wishing you had that girl’s perfectly straight hair, her designer clothes, or her skinny figure. Your self-esteem suddenly drops by the second. After all this comparing, you start to resent the girl that you think is prettier than you. I don’t know if that happens to you, but it sure is something I struggle with. I constantly feel the need to compare myself to every girl I see. It’s human nature for girls not to be fully satisfied with the way they look. There’s that ONE thing we want to change about our appearance. The media is constantly telling us what we should look like and that the only way we can be considered “beautiful” is if we look like the celebrities. So how do we escape all this bitterness towards ourselves and our self-esteem? Accept how you were made. I know it’s easier said than done…but if it’s something you really want, then you need a drastic change in mindset. YOU are your biggest critic. Start by complimenting yourself when you look in the mirror. Focus on the good things about you. Find out WHAT’S threatening you. Be realistic, instead of being jealous of someone, look at them and smile knowing that you are blessed too.

POST BY MARIE MARTINIDES 

Follow Marie on twitter: @Murray3994 

It’s Eryns birthday and she wanted to share this day with her entire SWL family. That is why we are having a sale on all of our Nuts and Bolts tees! If you look closely at the shirt it says “established for you and established by you”- We believe that we all can choose whether or not we are worthy of love. 
We can not control what other people say about us but we can control our response. Tell yourself you are worthy of love. Believe it. Know it.  High-res

It’s Eryns birthday and she wanted to share this day with her entire SWL family. That is why we are having a sale on all of our Nuts and Bolts tees! If you look closely at the shirt it says “established for you and established by you”- We believe that we all can choose whether or not we are worthy of love.

We can not control what other people say about us but we can control our response. Tell yourself you are worthy of love. Believe it. Know it. 

"it may be difficult to truly take any compliment or positive thing in our lives to heart"
Sometimes we all need positive reinforcement and little reminders that tell us we are worthwhile. These reminders are great when they come from other individuals, but what is even better is when they come from ourselves. Until we can grasp our own self-worth and believe in ourselves, it may be difficult to truly take any compliment or positive thing in our lives to heart. What do you need to hear? Do you need to hear that you are worth loving? That you have the best smile and radiant eyes!? That your personality can outshine any negative words that get thrown your way? …Tell yourself! It’s time to start hearing what you need to hear. Step out of the lies you constantly engrave in yourself and into the beauty that lets you be who you are. Start writing yourself positive little notes to encourage you throughout your day. If you have a daily planner/calendar that you use, that would be a perfect place to start leaving yourself some love and encouragement. You could buy some pretty colorful notecards to write on and leave in your school folders, your purse, journals, or anywhere that you know you will find them! Make little reminders pop up on your phone every day. Write your notes where you need to- They are for you to read and for you to be encouraged by. =)
POST BY ROSIE HANKE
Below COMMENT and tell us one thing you need to remind yourself. I am sure you aren’t alone in that!! What is one positive note you need to write yourself?

"it may be difficult to truly take any compliment or positive thing in our lives to heart"

Sometimes we all need positive reinforcement and little reminders that tell us we are worthwhile. These reminders are great when they come from other individuals, but what is even better is when they come from ourselves. Until we can grasp our own self-worth and believe in ourselves, it may be difficult to truly take any compliment or positive thing in our lives to heart. What do you need to hear? Do you need to hear that you are worth loving? That you have the best smile and radiant eyes!? That your personality can outshine any negative words that get thrown your way? …Tell yourself! It’s time to start hearing what you need to hear. Step out of the lies you constantly engrave in yourself and into the beauty that lets you be who you are. Start writing yourself positive little notes to encourage you throughout your day. If you have a daily planner/calendar that you use, that would be a perfect place to start leaving yourself some love and encouragement. You could buy some pretty colorful notecards to write on and leave in your school folders, your purse, journals, or anywhere that you know you will find them! Make little reminders pop up on your phone every day. Write your notes where you need to- They are for you to read and for you to be encouraged by. =)

POST BY ROSIE HANKE

Below COMMENT and tell us one thing you need to remind yourself. I am sure you aren’t alone in that!! What is one positive note you need to write yourself?