Self-esteem - do you have any? Can you look in the mirror and see someone that you like, or do you, more often than not, tell yourself that you're not good enough because you have extra weight, or dark circles, or wrinkles? Are you a bully, spreading nasty rumors about your self-worth based on what you think you should look like? Are you able to see your external as merely the packaging to someone accomplished, someone wonderful and someone who sets goals, who is able to attain nearly anything?
We all should, even if for the simple reason that we are Mom. We have a hand in raising the next generation - one destined to create something amazing out of this world.
We have the most influential roles in how our children, and especially our daughters, feel about themselves. Parents model behavior and children, especially during their earliest, most formative years, pick up cues about how they should think, behave and process the world around them. It's a rare child who will act upon what they're told, rather than what they witness.
Think about that the next time you're standing in front of a mirror, talking to yourself about how 'fat', 'ugly' or 'flabby' you are. Your daughter is watching and learning, and soon may find herself in front of that same mirror.