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Do you like your nose? And why it matters.

Do you like your nose? Yes, your nose. It is in the middle of your face and you see it every day when you look in the mirror. Some people have small dainty noses, and other people have noses that are wider and round at the end. Why does it matter if you like your nose?

When I was in middle school I was devasted that I didn’t have a nose like Joanne. She had a nose that went into a point at the end and mine was rounder. I thought if I had a nose like her I would be more popular. I didn’t like my nose.

I have learned how to love my nose.


I have learned how to love who I am.

Without comparing. Without envy. Well, I need to be honest. I am learning how to love who I am. I like my nose, but I still have issues with my small chin.

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha

Is it possible to love ourselves without comparing?

Someone else has a stronger chin, or blue eyes when mine are green.

Why does it matter?
Why does it matter if you love your nose?

Being content applies to not just our nose and our chin, it applies to who we are and what we create.

Someone else paints more realistically.

Someone else can sing in a higher range. Or in tune.

Someone else can write with no spelling mistakes.

Someone else can cook peas without burning them.

Someone else has sold more books than I have.

Someone else has more subscribers on their blog than I do.

Someone else can run faster.

When we compare ourselves we can forget that we are enough. We can forget that what we are and what we create has value.

Love your nose

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It looks good on your face.

Love who you are.

And keep creating.

Paint. Write. Sing. Cook peas.

p.s. If you would like to learn about self-publishing and how to sell more books, there is a free author challenge this week. (Free this week to watch, you only have to pay if you want to watch the training after this week.) Five-Figure Author Challenge and Virtual Summit I am part of the panel of interviewed authors on March 17th.



About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • La McCoy

    Yes I like my nose until it drips too much.

  • GirlGriot

    As a kid, and as a young woman, I didn’t like my nose. Everyone else liked my nose. They all thought it as so cute. As cute as that proverbial button. I hated it. I have no bridge, just suddenly a nose. I found it ridiculous. Who could take me seriously with such a silly, cute nose?

    Happily, I got older and realized a) there are far more important things for me to be fussing over than my nose, and b) that my nose is actually just fine. Yes, bridgeless. And yes, fine.


    • Hi GirlGriot,
      So there are good reasons to grow up then, we learn to love our noses, and learn how to accept who we are.
      My mother use to call me “butter nose”
      I never thought your nose looked out of place on your face. All I remember is your smile.
      Hugs to you

  • Anjali

    That article totally resonates with me Pamela. Your writing always brings a smile on. Love it xx Have shared your article on my blog. Please let me know if otherwise.

    • Hello Anjali,
      Always nice to see you. Glad my writing helps you smile. You can always share my writing. Linking here is thoughtful, and kind.
      Hugs and love,

  • You mentioned having green eyes. I have green eyes, too. But no one would let me count them as wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day – ha! Green eyes are very rare as I have found out recently.

    FYI: I just read online in an article that we have to be careful of a kind of cancer that can get in your eyes. I had not heard of that, but I know you had skin cancer from one of your past posts. It said to wear glasses that block out the rays from the sun that cause it when you are outside. I guess I’ll have to look into that.

    I have had cancer on my nose. So, that is the only time I didn’t like my nose. It has been taken care of now. So, hopefully it won’t come back.

    I’ve not had a problem liking my appearance except I wanted to be taller. I’m 60 inches tall as I like to say. It sounds taller that way. However, it came in handy as a kid when our family visited a cave with a low ceiling, and I didn’t have to bend over.

    I like the way you look. You look cool!

    • Hello Eva P. Scott,
      Did you wear your green eyes on St. Patrick’s Day? It counts for me. 🙂
      My glasses are transitions, and turn into sunglasses when I go outside. Thank you for the reminder that cancer can be in your eyes too. I will make sure my lens have the protection they should.
      So glad your nose is fine now. Skin cancer is scary.
      You are the right size for you. 60 inches does sound tall, and it is the perfect size for caves. A nice way to look at who we are.
      You have a beautiful smile Eva. Smiling and your kindness and your heart, means more than size.

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  • MaryAnne Wassem

    Dear Pamela,
    When I was a kid growing up I had the same thoughts you did about your nose. But as a grew up and learned to love what I was given by our Creator I learned that, it was a part of me, who I am, who I have become as an adult. I love my nose it says a lot about me.
    I woundn’t trade it or change it for anything. xo Have a great day!

    • Hello MaryAnne Wassem,
      Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I hope you have a great day too.
      I wonder what it is about growing up and noses?