In a recent blog I wrote about how we need to stop being so hard on ourselves and how we need to like ourselves if we ever want to succeed in life. On that same note I wanted to share the words of a darling children’s book that is written by Karen Beaumont called “I Like Myself”. I would suggest everyone get a copy of her book and read it to yourself out loud…and read it A LOT! And while you are at it..read it to your children as well! Heck…have the whole dang family read it out loud to themselves…A LOT….because the words from her book are the perfect reminder to LIKE YOURSELF!
I Like Myself (by Karen Beaumont)
I like myself! I’m glad I’m me.
There’s no one else I’d rather be.
I like my eyes, my ears, my nose.
I like my fingers and my toes.
I like me wild. I like me tame.
I like me different and the same.
I like me fast. I like me slow.
I like me everywhere I go.
I like me on the inside, too,
for all I think and say and do.
Inside, outside, upside down,
from head to toe and all around,
I like it all! It all is me!
And me is all I want to be.
And I don’t care in any way
what someone else my think or say.
I may be called a silly nut
or crazy cuckoo bird-so what?
I’m having too much fun, you see,
for anything to bother me!
Even when I look a mess,
I still don’t like me any less,
’cause nothing in this world, you know,
can change what’s deep inside, and so….
No matter if they stop and stare,
can make me feel that what they see
is all there really is to me.
I’d still like me with fleas or warts,
or with a silly snout that snorts,
or knobby knees or hippos hips
or purple polka-dotted lips,
or beaver breath or stinky toes
or horns protruding from my nose,
or–yikes–with spikes all down my spine,
or hair that’s like a porcupine.
I still would be the same, you see…
I like myself because I’m ME!
~Amy Rees Anderson