Hey you... yeah, you!
You are beautiful. You’re beautiful right freakin’ now. And Guess What? You’re beautiful in that picture your friend took of you, too. You know, the one that made you feel negatively about yourself?
I’m sorry that picture triggered those emotions for you. But I’m not sorry that picture exists! You know why? Because I don’t see what you see… You’re probably zoned into something you’re insecure about. I’m not. I see the person you are to me. I see the warmth of your personality, the humor of a joke you once told, the empathy you had in any given situation.
When was the last time you looked at a photo of one of your friends and thought, “ewww, look at her (insert insecurity here)”! Well if you did that, you need to check yourself, but I highly doubt that’s the case! It’s time to start treating yourself with kindness. I know it’s not easy, and it’s not like flipping a switch. It takes a little bit of work every day. When you catch yourself in one of those moments where you’re tearing yourself down, stop it. Change your mindset. Replace the negative with something neutral or positive. Start somewhere.
We are taught from such a young age to be unhappy with ourselves so that we will BUY a million and one products that are supposed to make us “better” versions of ourselves. For our sake, and our future generations’ sake, we must start un-learning this mindset. We need to adopt a new one:
You are enough. You are worthy. You are beautiful. So are they. So am I.