I recently stumbled across this quote and it hit me so hard. ” And if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take you to name yourself?” In all honesty, I wouldn’t even think to name my self. It just wouldn’t happen.I think as individuals it can be extremely difficult to think about all the wonderful things that we are and have to offer. Instead we tend to focus on the things that we are not and areas in which we are lacking.

 When I received this top in the mail from Shop Hello Grace I fell in love with it…the cut, the style, the lettering, everything. Then I paused and thought, what does “Beloved” actually mean?

 Beloved means:

darling, dear, dearest, precious, adored, much loved, cherished, treasured, prized, highly regarded, admired, esteemed, worshiped, revered, venerated, idolized.

WOW. I love that definition. It makes the word that much more beautiful. Beloved. SO where am I going with this. We are someone’s beloved. Whether your spouse, your mom, you sister your child, or God. You are someone’s beloved. To know and to realize that you are precious, adored, loved, cherished, highly regarded, esteemed and admired would make one think why? Think about all the reasons that you are loved by another and turn those reasons into your reasons of why you should love your self. When we can love who we are, we have much more to add to this world, through our confidence and self assurance of the gifts and talents we have been given as human beings.

Hope my little ramblings made sense! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Much love,
Ruthie xo
 (Notice the knee brace! I was trying not to fall here! I’m better now! Lol)
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  1. Mariam January 27, 2016 / 8:26 am


    What a great post! It’s so important to remember to love yourself, and this is something people often forget to do. Loved this post and wishing you well!

    Love, Mariam

  2. stopdropandvogue January 27, 2016 / 9:12 am

    That quote really makes you think. I also love the word Beloved and it also happens to be one of my favorite books! If you haven’t read it, definitely check it out.

  3. worldwidestylista January 27, 2016 / 9:24 am

    I love this shirt, this word, and this post! It’s seriously such a blessing to realize how we are all beloved by God no matter what we do, He will still love us unconditionally. Thanks for always gracing us with your positive and inspiring words!

    xoxo, Ciera

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:40 am

      Yes CiCi. Unconditional love is so unexplainable, but boy are we thankful for it!

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:37 am

      Thank you Kait!! I just love you girl! xo

  4. Jess January 27, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Beautiful post, you look so gorgeous and I love the positive message!

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:35 am

      Thank you Jess! Happy Monday, love!! xo

  5. Terry January 27, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Very encouraging

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:34 am

      Love you mom!

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:30 am

      Thank you Shell! You are the sweetest!! xo

  6. Anna January 28, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I’m so loving this. You are absolutely right, we tend to focus so much more on what we are not instead of the beautiful things we are. I love how such a simple word can help remind us of that. You are definitely beloved by all of us! xo ~Anna

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:30 am

      AWWWW!!! YOU are beloved as well. xoxo

  7. Janna Doan January 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    ruthie–another good feeling post. thanks babe. i don’t think i would name myself either! gasp. but we will from now on won’t we?! #beloved xoxo,

    janna |

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:29 am

      Janna, you are a gem. So thankful for you dear xo

  8. heather January 29, 2016 / 6:22 am

    Such a beautiful post, and I love what you wrote! We – and particularly women – can be very hard on ourselves. It is so important for people to know how beautiful, precious and adored they truly are! And that tee is perfection!

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful in every way Ruthie!

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:29 am

      Heather, you always make me smile. Thanks for being so incredible. xo

  9. Francesca February 1, 2016 / 9:05 am

    I love this post SO much! What a great way to kick off my week!!! Loving the sweater too 😉

    Xo, Fran

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:26 am

      Thank you Fran!! You are so sweet! xo

  10. Joyce Davies February 2, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    This hit the nail right on the head!!! so true! WE would literally name ourselves last!! Wow! It;s important that we show love to ourselves and truly appreciate every part of us!! Love this!!

    Hugs & Love

    • ruthieridley February 8, 2016 / 12:26 am

      I agree with you my dear!! Thanks for always sharing the love!! xo

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