I am not one to tell you to pride yourself in YOU, but instead I would tell you to live your life that is pleasing to the Lord. So, what I am going to share with you is going to sound a bit contradictory, unless you really understand what I am sharing.
I am not one to live a shallow life, really I am not. But lately I am loving things like going into any store I want, and KNOW that without a doubt anything I want would fit. I havent' had that kind of confidence since my early twenties. Remember I am now 36. I spent a lot of years neglecting myself. Being very mean to myself. Even hating myself. I would often say "I could never hate anyone" but... that is a lie. I did. I hated me. I hated what I had become, I hated what I looked like, and it became a vicious cycle. One that was so hard on, not only on myself but my entire family. For strangers, for anyone I came in contact with.