Archive for March 3rd, 2014


A couple of weeks ago I published a post called Selfies, about the cultural fascination with taking selfies, also known as self-shot photos, usually for the purpose of posting on social network sites.

This post received numerous comments, and discussion.

I became aware, this past weekend, that the NBC Today show focused on selfies just last week, in regards to how we see ourselves.

The link from one particular program episode is below, and on this episode each of the Today hosts appears without any television makeup. Each one talks about the ‘flaws’ they see when they look in the mirror. They also talk about what they like about their bodies.

Some quotes from the video that are good to consider, as we each look into our mirror, or take a selfie :

  • beauty is inside out
  • grandmother’s hands
  • focus on the beauty in other people
  • when I think of beauty I think of my wife
  • we are what we are inside
  • beauty is when you give off joy
  • beauty is behind the eyes, something exuded from the heart and the soul
  • (with our daughters) we do not talk about looks

I think it is a good and healthy thing to ensure that we have balance (my own focus word for 2014) in every area of our lives (spoken as one pursuing it, not as one who has achieved it). My challenge to you is to take a look in the mirror, and name one thing you really like about your physical image.

Then, make sure that you tell someone who is in the midst of forming their own definition of who they are (a daughter, a niece, an adolescent or teen you know). They hear, far too often, as we self-criticize, lets model appreciation for what is good!


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