Why We Never See Ourselves As Beautiful

Okay, this is what I tell everyone. Each and every one of us believes we aren’t beautiful. Why? Because we are the only ones who know our deepest flaws. So of course, each time we look in the mirror, we unconciously remember that flaw. And it makes us believe we aren’t beautiful. But we should trust others whenever they say that we’re beautiful, because chances are is that they’re right.

So, next time that you look in a mirror, or put on make-up, or are even reminded that you look “ugly”, remember this piece of advice. Because you are beautiful. On the inside and out.

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Can we just take a moment to really appreciate something?

*coughcough*This whole thing is not by me. It is by a Wrimo, flying_chipmunk *coughcough*

Life is awesome.

Seriously guys, hear me out. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, and I know some of you are thinking “no it isn’t, my life sucks right now!”, but let me explain.

Believe me, I’ve had tough stuff too, but overall, life is awesome. I’ve seen a lot of threads about things that aren’t going so smoothly lately. Or even things that going like an old Jeep headed down an unpaved mountain — doing 60. But I urge you all, don’t let that stuff get to you. Think about the awesome stuff (I’m using that word way too much. I need adjectives!). There’s some of it every day. Like eating cookies or reading an amazing book or playing with a baby or listening to an epic movie soundtrack that gets your heart pumping. Or watching a new episode of your favorite TV show or dancing around he house singing Disney songs at the top of your lungs because no one’s home or whatever floats your personal little boat. 🙂

It seems like there are a lot of amazingly encouraging people on these forums, who write some beautiful, moving things. I don’t know if I measure up, but I just wanted to give everybody a little extra boost — it seems like a lot of you are struggling, and I hurt for you!

And because I’m on a total LotR kick right now (*looks at siggy*), I’ll close this off with some lovely words from Haldir:
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

😀