My Declaration of Self-Esteem

Hello, I hope your doing good today. I love this declaration by Virginia. Especially the part that I put in quotations and bold print in the last paragraph. At any given point and time, we can and "should" (even though I hate that word should!) take a personal inventory of ourselves. Trust what we see and have the courage to change what we know is not our personal best without losing our self worth. That is exactly what I have been doing this past year. As my head was clearing up, I reviewed my past actions and I didn't like what I saw about myself. I often heard myself saying "Janet what the hell were you thinking", and "why did you do those things you did!" And the answers were, I wasn't, and Alcohol. Alcohol gave me a false sense of self worth, and a false sense of what was going on around me in my life. It altered my mind, body and spirit. Realizing that was a starting point to work on my other shortcomings. Don't be afraid to look at yourself every now and then, you may just make a new declaration for yourself!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

My Declaration of Self-Esteem - "I Am Me"
by Virginia Satir

In all the world there is no-one else exactly like me.

Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.

I own everything about me; my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself - I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes, because I own all of me

I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me and other aspects that I do not know, but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me

However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. "If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded". I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do - I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.

I own me, and therefore I can engineer me - I am me and I am okay


  1. Awesome post Janet, and I so agree!

    Have a great and blessed day :)


  2. Thank you so much Jodi :) Have a great and blessed day too!

  3. I really needed these words of inspiration Janet...oh you always know just what I need. Your blog has a great effect on me...allow me to kiss you :) on your lovely cheeks.

  4. Thank you so much Unikorna, I am truly touched by your kind words and thoughts, you made my day :)