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Cindy Maddera

There are many times when Thursday rolls around that I'm a little stumped about what to post. When I decided to take my Ugly dolls on a walk with me yesterday for pictures, I still wasn't sure where I was taking this entry. But then I started thinking about the Ugly dolls and why they are called ugly. Despite their crazy eyes and supposed ugliness, I love them.

Wouldn't it be great if we could love the ugly sides of ourselves as easily? I remember when I started yoga teacher training, really worrying about not being skinny enough. I wasn't strong enough. I wasn't spiritual enough. I wasn't enough. Which was a pretty silly idea. I feel like the past year and half has been a lesson on learning to love myself. Learning to love who I am, what I am, in this moment, right here and now. Even the parts that I think are ugly.

The next time you take a good hard look in the mirror, list all the things that you like about yourself. Don't even focus on the stuff you don't. Just for that moment focus on the good, because we are all beautiful. Happy Love Thursday!