PRETTIER THAN YOU THINK

Its no secret that girls, women (and even for some men now) are feeling insignificant and ugly 😦 Somehow, somewhere, people got the idea that there is only ONE kind of beautiful.  5’10”, LOOONG hair, perfect skin, under 125lbs & flat abs.  Um yeah….NEWS FLASH there are like 100 different body types, physical features…and I don’t care if this sounds cliche, but PERSONALITY seriously affects beauty.  No lie, I strongly believe that.  Haven’t you ever met someone who just lights up when they smile or laugh, or who just has a natural glow about them?  I’m a FIRM believer that people are 10 times more beautiful than they give themselves credit for.  And every individual has so much more to give, if they take their attention and obsessions away from trying to look like someone else.  Think about it, do you feel uplifted, encouraged, good about yourself by simply looking (and doing nothing else) at someone who is pretty?  Typically no, it’s when they open their mouth and say something nice, or DO something kind.

Especially after being a massage therapist for so many years, I saw first hand how EVERY single body is so different.  Yeah maybe people have similarities, but I NEVER EVER saw two people with the same body type, shape whatever.  Celebrities obviously aren’t the only people in the world, but they are the ones that most everyone knows, so I’ll use a couple of them as examples.

BEYONCE– No she’s not rail thin, but would you ever think she was UN-attractive.  The thing I notice first about her, are her beautiful eyes.

BEYONCE

MARILYN MONROE-She was a size 9.  But one of most popular & timeless beauty icons ever.

MARILYN

BROOKE ELLIOTT-(Drop Dead Diva) She always has healthy shiny hair. And beautiful skin

BROOKE ELLIOTT

I remember meeting a girl named Chelsea, way back in Jr. High just for one day. She was in a wheel chair, a little heavier, with underdeveloped legs.  But she left an impression on me.  Because she was kind, so happy and positive about everything.  She had gorgeous long hair, and a smile that literally made her eyes sparkle.  It’s just crazy to me that out of all the people I’ve met, acquaintances & even some friends I’ve had who were cheerleaders, or dancers, or just real pretty (by magazine standards), I can only remember half their names, and can barely remember anything about most of them at all.  Because that’s all they were for the most part….just a pretty face & a little self centered.  Now I’m NOT by any means saying that being attractive is unhealthy or wrong, because I’ve met some great people that are beautiful inside and out.  I’m just pointing out that you don’t have to look like the (photoshopped) photos in magazines to be beautiful, there are so many individual features (physical & not-physical) and when it comes down to it, the beautiful personality is what makes the biggest impact and most lasting impression on others. Which was the case with Chelsea.  Her beautiful smile and warm personality are why I remember her after 10 plus years.

How do you want to be remembered?

Have a beautiful day everyone, and please stop being so hard on yourselves.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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