Today is Day 14 of the Self-Esteem Challenge, originally from Better than Dark Chocolate. It’s a series of questions and prompts to get you thinking about your good qualities and things that make you happy or proud. See my introductory post for more info.
Is there someone in your life that makes you feel good about yourself? If so, why?
Luckily there are quite a few people in my life that make me feel good about myself-mostly my friends and family. But the person who makes me feel the best about myself is my husband, Matt. When he first met me my confidence issues were worse and he has helped tremendously in making me feel more content with myself.
Before I met him, I never really considered that anyone would find me attractive, let alone that they would want to spend the rest of their life with me. He is such a laid-back and non-judgemental person that I felt I could share anything with him-so he knows me better than anyone. The fact that he has seen the worst sides of me yet still loves me and thinks I’m a great person has done wonders for my self-esteem. He also tells me honestly if there are things I need to improve on, which makes his compliments more genuine. He gently urges me to stop worrying and getting worked up and reminds me about the good things in my life. When I’m feeling bad about myself he tells me to stop beating myself up and reminds me about my positive aspects.
I try to see myself through his eyes. He’s an amazing person, so I figure that if he chose me to marry, I must be pretty awesome too!
Who makes you feel good about yourself?