Appreciating everything you already are

leadership Apr 24, 2020

I recently saw a post on Instagram which read ” Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t and start loving yourself for everything you already are“.  It made me stop and think and ask the question am I doing this?


To be honest the answer was yes. To some degree I was, self-sabotaging my good works and hard efforts with unflattering comments that reflected poorly on my normal positive mindset.

I thought about this and I gave myself permission to wallow ( just for a little bit ) in my self sabotaging state of mind.  I felt as if I needed to go through this and get it out, after all, I’m only human.  Just like at times it’s good to cry, scream, yell, perhaps throw something or punch something. In order to let go of the negative energy that has taken over all the wonderful things you already are.

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The first half of the statement is powerful, Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t.  This is not always easy to do, as women, we tend to hate ourselves for the most trivial things mostly because we give in to the dictations of what society has laid out in front of us.

I personally still don’t like parts of my body, my weight, and the size I’ve become. I struggle with this because I know what it feels like to work out and eat well so you reflect the physique you desire and have worked so hard to achieve.


Since I’ve gone through so much with my body having been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer as a non-smoker. Nothing is the same so I had to learn how to appreciate this new version myself.  It’s been an uphill battle and at times a challenge but it hasn’t stopped me from being who I am at my core.  A sexy, vibrant, outgoing, fun-loving woman.

The second half of the statement is equally as powerful if not more so, Start loving yourself for everything you already are.  Self-love and appreciation for the good we own as women is Phenomenal! download (1) 

It has taken some time but I celebrate and love all that I am.  I have so much to offer and be thankful for.  It’s exciting to feel good about who you are and stand tall as you wrap yourself in love with a big hug and a smile.

images (2) For your truth comes when you understand and then appreciate yourself for everything you already are.

About divad2012

I'm Diva Danielle and I am living my best life. I am a stage 4 lung cancer survivor as a non smoker. I take hold of life with a positive outlook and embrace the beauty of what it has to offer. I approach my life with a positive attitude and I don't sweat the small things. I am a girly girl with a tough outer shell. I wear wigs, love makeup and high heel shoes. Laughter is the best medicine and I perform as a comedian and public speaker sharing my story of over coming lung cancer as a non smoker with humor and honesty. Keep up with me I move fast. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.



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