January 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
…and see it in yourself.
For me I have always qualified beauty when it pertained to me. Inside I believed I was beautiful. I care about people, I love to help and share with others, I am creative and loving. I strive to be like my Father in Heaven and like my Elder brother Jesus Christ. I have done good things. I believe in others and want great things for everyone. I sincerely try with all my choices to make this world better by me being in it. But when I tried to apply that word…beauty…to my outward appearance I failed miserably, I was awful and such a mean girl but only to myself. It didn’t make sense to me because I looked at others struggling with the same issues and saw the goodness and beauty in them, why could I not see it in myself? As of 4 months ago this perspective changed. I undertook this new lifestyle, a new diet regime, a whole foods-plant based way of life, and it all changed. I am my own ally. I am stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually and I am grateful. I will no longer stand in my own way.
I wanted to share a couple of resources I happened upon today…the first is Operation Beautiful. Such a fantastic idea and I already illustrated a few post-its and have a printable planned for you. The mission of this woman is to improve the overall esteem of women in general by beginning a movement of kind acts–specific kind acts–go and take a look you won’t regret it.
Two, this article in more eloquent words reflects my thoughts and I believe pin points a population-teenagers-that need uplifting in this area. I know every insecurity I had stemmed from those crucial years.
And last, a beautiful young girl named Victoria, beginning her own blog hoping to spread this same message–
“You are beautiful just as you are!”
We can improve our health, and take care of ourselves but that does not change who we are, we are what we put out into the world–don’t let it be negative by the comments you make about yourself. Trash the trash talk and be your own ally, buoy yourself up each day by telling yourself of your innate worth and beauty. Be kind to yourself and it will make a bigger difference than any outward alteration you could make.
Trust me–begin tomorrow by telling yourself how beautiful you truly are and in doing so begin a legacy of love for the girls who will follow in your footsteps.
McGilly this is for you–I am beautiful without qualification, beautiful is me.