Hey, sweet friends!
In a world that seems to be full of clear-skinned, perfectly dressed, stunning influencers that never stop appearing on our Instagram feeds, I felt like this would be a good reminder to share. I was scrolling through Pinterest a few weeks ago and found this quote that really stuck with me.
This quote is both simple and revolutionary.
It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others and, as a result, feel inferior. I’m not here to talk about body image today, though.
I believe that relationships with other human beings, no matter the nature of the relationship, should be based off of a mutual admiration of character. I want to look at my friends, family members who I am close to, and future partner, and think to myself, “wow, they have a good soul.” This is my definition of seeing beauty in somebody.
Being attractive and a beautiful person are two very different things in my mind.
I’ve been having a few months recently during which I am just not feeling the best about my appearance. It’s something I’m trying to work through at the moment, and I’m not going to try to frame myself as some extremely confident and secure person because, quite frankly, I’m not. I believe strongly in the body-positive movement, and I am working on continuing to apply those thought processes to how I view, think of, and talk to myself.
However, I think I have a good heart, and I really like myself on the inside.
I stand by how I treat others, and I think that I do good things. I am fiercely loyal, and caring. Although I do have a lot of flaws and make many mistakes, I am really comfortable and confident in myself as a person. It’s a weird discrepancy to have – liking the person who I am, but feeling insecure about the shell that holds it all together.
I think that a beautiful soul is the most important thing that a human can have.
It’s cheesy, but I firmly believe that a beautiful soul is what makes somebody attractive. I think that when meeting new people, it is important to form opinions on them based off of their words and actions that indicate the inner-workings of their heart. What they look like is truly the least interesting thing about them.
What somebody looks like really doesn’t aport anything to how they treat others, how thoughtful they are, or how interesting they are to talk to.
When thinking about beauty in this context, I find myself exhaling a bit. In a world where so much emphasis is placed on what we look like, it’s important to have reminders like these to help us stop obsessing over the zit on our forehead, our double chin when we laugh, or the size we wear in jeans. We are so, so, so much more than that; and those things really don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
Remember that you (yes, YOU) are absolutely gorgeous, and that’s the least interesting thing about you.
So, share your thoughts, dreams, anecdotes, and music playlists. They’re much more interesting and telling of your beauty.
With so much love,
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