5/30/13 – It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly

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“It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up silent with our chests rising & falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care in your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when your laughing and smiling and pure happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly your authentic self.” – Unknown

Last night I had a long talk with one of the most beautiful friends I have, inside and out, and was pained by something she said. It involved body image and shame tied to embarrassing and disappointing others. I was so upset by this 😦 It’s not right! No one should call themselves ugly because it’s about more than our bodies. Obviously I’m guilty as charged in terms of my own self image, and I really do try to work on it. It’s so important to love yourself and feel beautiful.  I was trying to put how I felt into words for her but I just couldn’t get to my point or find the PERFECT thing to say. It was eating me up as I was trying to fall asleep so I searched for quotes, as I always do, to help put into words what I was feeling. I came across this quote and I wish I knew who wrote it so I could give them credit because it sums up exactly what went through my mind as my friend was speaking to me. If you’re reading this, you know who you are, and you are one of the most beautiful women I have EVER known!

Love yourself and see your authentic beautiful self! If you don’t, who will? YOU are beautiful!

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