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Comment Of The Day: July 24, 2010

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We love others unconditionally, yet we don’t seem to extend unconditional love to ourselves. Why? Old tapes? Disease? Forced Reinvention? What is it specifically? If there are those among us who do love themselves unconditionally, please speak up. We want to know everything.

I wonder, do we all realize how integral unconditional self-love is to the healing process? We know we’re not invincible, evidenced by our minds and bodies being ravaged by disease; yet that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fall madly, desperately and wildly in love with the people we are, inside and out.

In order to genuinely show up and advocate for ourselves, shouldn’t we love ourselves? We deserve the best. No, really, we do, even when we think we don’t or when we’re too exhausted to fight for it. I think that’s when mustering all of the self love we’ve got – tapping into the reserves if we have to – is critical to healing.

What do you think?

MY THYROID STORY, by Ali Jagger, thanks to Sarah Downing, we were introduced to Ali. Ali generously bestowed us with her story (as all of you do). Her travesty with hypothyroidism is unconscionable, sadly relatable. Ali’s triumph is so glorious, that reading her tale will, I hope, ignite or reignite that flame of self-love and advocacy in each one of us.

Excerpt: “It is stories like this that spur me on even more to fight for others who don’t yet have their energy back and make a difference. They in turn can do the same for others when they return to full health – and together we can make a difference!!”

Comment of the day…

Robert says:

Dear Ali,

Wow! Wow! Wow! Good for you Ali! You have given me hope, I can praise your courage no more than that!

My name’s Robert and I live near Cambridge, England. I have hypothyroidism.

I have recently started a blog which covers my battle with hypothyroidism. Please check it out Ali. It is my last throw of the dice! Nearly all the feedback I have received mentions T3 and/or adrenal fatigue. I need to get more information and advice on this.

You know how it is when you do not know if you have the strength to fight any more battles as you feel you are not being listened to? That’s me!

Your story has inspired me to fight one more!

Good for you Ali!

Robert.

Thyrants, Thyraves And A Question About Your Former Self, if you didn’t get an opportunity to rant, share resources, lend support, or answer this morning’s question, we sure hope you will.

Excerpt: “If you didn’t get your rant or rave in for the week, please do, in comments. We’d love it if you’d consider answering the question today about your former self. Any resources or tips you have for some of our thylicious community members, we hope you’ll share. Every time, we connect on DearThyroid.org, I am astounded by how much I learn. I certainly hope that youse feel the same way.”

Love,

Katie

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4 Responses to “Comment Of The Day: July 24, 2010”

  1. Lori says:

    “We love others unconditionally, yet we don’t seem to extend unconditional love to ourselves. Why?”

    Really hard question!!!

    I’ve struggled with this one SO much because I’ve always advocated throughout life to “be happy with what you are/have” because otherwise

  2. Lori says:

    I did not hit submit so don’t know what happened. wish i could start it over but anywho…….

    cont:
    it holds you back, yet here I am STUCK not happy with myself but hate so much to hear that others feel that way about themselves. It doesn’t make sense, does it? Why do we do that, why do I do it?????? I really don’t know but it’s so freaking challenging. For me, I know I have to come to terms with what I have become or I fear I’ll stay STUCK and not move forward how I deserve! How we ALL deserve, so we can help others get through this and kick its ass!

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  4. Kathy says:

    I’ve been thinking about the human nature to complain all week. We start out just fine. Babies have no complaints and love themselves as the chubby, roly poly beings they are, imperfect, but learning every minute of every day, something new to help them grow. Then, the outside influences start, even as early as kindergarten or pre-school age. When do we first look in the mirror and not accept ourselves. Why do we do this? Does society through the biggest influence of television tell us what the norm should be? Do you have the perfect hair..long, straight, shiny? What about your eyes? Are they the perfect color? You can change that. And your teeth..perfectly white, straight teeth..you’ll be happier and you’ll get a better job and have more money and lots of friends. Forget about below the neck..we all know how much stuff there is out there telling us we need to be six plus feet tall, and wear size 0 to be a beautiful person..In some countries, my gap toothed smile indicates wealth and beauty, as does my weight. I should be living there! I heard Phyllis Diller (on tv of course!) this week talk about her successful career. She started off as cute child, tried to drive the family’s jalopy and ended up hurting herself, breaking her nose badly. She had very crooked teeth as well. She looked in the mirror and saw that she was ugly, and to protect herself, began being the first one to make fun of herself with self-deprecating humor. It worked and worked. She said that she was ok with herself through all this and played her looks up big, really big. But what she said that struck me was “You have to be the best YOU, you can be. Don’t go for the cookie cutter image. No one will notice you. And accept yourself for who you are, right here where you are”. It aint easy, Phyllis. But, I’ll try. The only thing I want right now is to have the energy to try. When I have a day that I wake up feeling refreshed, and have a sense of carpe diem, it is amazing. I think, how did this happen. I feel wonderful. I can do anything. Let’s go! And then I wonder what I did right, to get me here. I’m at the point that I do the best I can with what I’ve got..my looks, my body.. I just want to FEEL better. If I could feel better in a size 8 with perfetly white straight teeth, and long shiny hair, I really wouldn’t complain. (wink)!

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