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I Believe In Me
by Annabel Sheila
Monday, January 17, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It took me a lifetime to "really" love myself! I had to learn how to enjoy my own company....I needed to be my own best friend first! Now I know that I am worthy of the best things in life! I throw my positive energy out into the universe....and that's exactly what comes back to me!


Totally content with who I am
Even when no one’s around,
I speak in volumes to myself
Without a single sound!
My own company is wonderful,
I never aggravate me!
But if I chose to disdain myself
How vicious could it be?
I treat myself with great respect,
It’s merely what I deserve!
There is no point in disrepute
What purpose would it serve?
Open, honest and reasonable
My self-esteem is intact!
And the little old me the world can see
Is not a ploy or an act!
It took a lifetime to find myself,
Self-love not easily achieved!
But now I am my own best friend,
Because in myself I believe!

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/11/2011
And the little old me the world can see
Is not a ploy or an act!

Therein lies the answer. Being who you are is so much easier than living a lie which can never have a positive outcome. Patrick.
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 2/10/2011
And we do too, Annabel! Best wishes, Mary.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/18/2011
This ought to be posted in forums all over the 'net. So many
people suffer from low self-esteem. Feel hopeless and trapped,
and don't understand that they have it in them to help
themselves. Positive self-talk is absolutely essential!
In a very real sense, it is up to us as individuals to pull ourselves
up by our emotional bootstraps. . .I shouldn't have put it like that.
All need "a little help from our friends," don't we. All need to
know someone like you.

Bless heaven for brave and strong and intelligent women like you!!

Thank you so much for posting this.

Even the strongest of us walks through the valley of the shadow of
doubt sometimes. The harder we have had to work to believe in ourselves, the greater the doubt, when something makes us fall.

Thanks again!

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/18/2011
I throw my positive energy out into the universe....and that's exactly what comes back to me!

How marvelous when that happens.
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/17/2011
I wrote "I'm my own Best Friend" as a song and had it published for the second time in "Hints of Me" here on the den. Its uncanny how similar it is to yours, although you can't have seen it unless you are one of the den owners or employees. Ironic coincidence!!! Of course I love it, because it mirrors my own writings and feelings.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/17/2011
I like this piece very much, Annabel. I think you are such a fine person you will always think of others first.

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/17/2011
An exquisite life-lesson. I have a ways to go before loving me:) Love and hugs,
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 1/17/2011
BRAVO! I believe in you too my friend.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/17/2011
So many of us are so completely busy being "for others" that we can't even see ourselves.
Amazing that when we love ourselves we are so much better for others.
(Not that I'm there yet.)

Wonderful wisdom.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/17/2011
But now I am my own best friend,
Because in myself I believe!

A wonderful outlook well-shared through your verses, Annabel. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/17/2011
Magical beauty..your inner being shines!!!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/17/2011
You sparkle here, Anna...strong and wise and blossoming into who you were meant to be!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/17/2011
If we don't love who we are? , Who will?
Excellent write Annabel
Thanks for sharing
Love 7 peace be with you
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 1/17/2011
"But now I am my own best friend, Because in myself I believe." Funny how life is, Annabel! You were always been yourself, yet before now, you never have seen you as being yourself. My advise to you is this: give thanks to God who opened your eyes. A nice poem, thanks!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/17/2011
When we start believing in ourselves so much is attainable. Careers are built, songs and books are written, paintings are created, buildings reach for the sky..and so much more. Great write Anna/

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