Order Your Free Mirror Clings; Spread Messages of Body Love
Mirror, mirror on the wall It does not matter if I’m short or tall If I have skinny legs or my hips are wide It only matters who I am inside Blue eyes, brown eyes, black or green What makes me most beautiful cannot be seen When you look at me don’t judge me by my parts The most beautiful thing about me is my heart --Anonymous Emma, a member of our Facebook community encountered this poem on the mirror of a mall restroom. She snapped a picture of it and then posted it on our page. Within a few days, it was shared and seen by more than 20,000 people. We knew then that Emma and the anonymous person who left the message were onto something important: We need to remind ourselves — each and every time we look in a mirror — that what we see is not a true reflection of who we are. It’s what’s on the inside that matters most. It’s a message of body positivity that, if we lose sight of it, can have serious consequences. Depression, lowered self-esteem, harmful behaviors and eating disorders can all stem from an unrealistic and misplaced expectations of what beauty really is. October 19 is National Love Your Body Day Today is a day of celebrating exactly who we are, exactly as we are. Today, and every day, we encourage you to look in the mirror and tell yourself what you love about yourself. Instead of focusing on your flaws, focus on what you love. Try it: “I love my ________ because ____________.” Go ahead; make up your own affirmations and say them out loud.
- I love my legs because they have helped me climb mountains.
- I love my stretch marks because they remind me of the children I gave birth to.
- I love my crow’s feet because they are laugh lines.
- I love my eyes because they are a window to my wisdom, compassion, inner happiness and peace.
Help us spread the message of body positivity and self-acceptance Now we’d like to enlist your help to remind others to love their bodies and their selves. We have borrowed a page directly from our community’s book and created a “Mirror Mirror” cling which you can request for free. Once you complete this form, we’ll send you a packet of clings that you can place on mirrors in public locations where others will see them. (Think: restaurants, college dorms, the gym, fitting rooms in clothing stores and the mall … you get the idea.) Imagine how amazing it will be when people from all walks of life unexpectedly encounter this amazing message as they see their own reflection in the mirror! From our hearts to yours, thank you Each and every day our family of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals inspire us with their camaraderie, strength and resilience. Today, on Love Your Body Day, we celebrate all of you! You inspire us. Thank you for making our community a place of sharing, caring and support. ~Your ERC Friends Click here to get your free mirror clings!