I was watching Ellen last week and she was talking about being proud of what you are and what you can do. She said that she wished when someone said "You're pretty" you could say "I know! I really like my eyes!"
It got me to thinking. We have this need to downplay any compliment we get. Someone says "You're pretty." and we say things like "No, my butt's really big. Have you seen my butt? It's huge."
I wonder if this hasn't done something negative to us. I'm not suggesting we run out and tell everyone how great we are, but perhaps learn to appreciate things about us and be gracious when people give us compliments. I rarely have good thoughts about myself. I can admit when I have a good hair day, or when I think I look cuter than I normally do, but there is always a linger of self doubt. I think that is the same with most people. And not just women, but men too.
I think we should encourage ourselves and others to look positively about our good qualities. And to find positive things about our qualities or looks that we don't like as well.
So, here is my assignment. In the comments or on your own site, write things that you appreciate about yourself and others.