So, my body doesn’t actually look like this. It’s a bit darker and wider in a few places but I love it just the same. My heart is in my body, figuratively and literally speaking, so I have pride in who I am and what I have to work with. I am 5’10 but I’m not a model, I am gorgeous but you don’t see my face on every Cover Girl ad, I’m just me. I love every curve, stretch mark, freckle, dimple, cellulite and every other imperfect thing about my body.
A lot of people say that I am vain because I do find myself smart, attractive and fun to be around, but I just happen to be very confident. That doesn’t mean I don’t have my moments of doubt about longing to be smaller, shorter or less developed. But I have the same thought that most of you are having this instant. I can see you looking at yourself in the mirror, paying attention to every flaw instead of noticing the beauty inside.
Take another look in the same mirror, and tell yourself:
“You is kind. You is smart. And you is important.”
Instead of looking at the small things you dislike, take a second look at the bigger picture and think about what you really love about your whole self instead of look at that stretch mark. Think about your whole self and that beauty that’s inside and out.
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