Theres a post on here that talks about forgetting and just simply letting go. and I've needed that. I think too much of the past and the mistakes I've made, the things people have said to me - youre ugly, youre short, youre worthless and instead of remembering i'll make it a point to forget. i think i needed to be reminded to forget and i want to thank you for reminding me.
theres so much beauty in this blog and i want to thank you all for that :)
You are so incredibly beautiful. Sending you crazy amounts of love! xx
“Some women have noticeable curves. Some women have less noticeable curves. All of them are real women. Some men hew quite closely to traditional male stereotypes. Some men’s gender expression is wildly different from traditional male stereotypes. All of them are real men. … I am a real person. And so are you.”—Melissa McEwan, On “Realness”
The sad, sad end to summer is coming for the co-contributors at Beauty in Life!! We all start classes on September 8th and, as seniors, have to go back a little early to help with orientation and move-in day. Not to mention we all have some crazy summer reading to do… (procrastinators say what?)! Unfortunately, this means that our posts will kind of be slacking this next week. We’ll still post, just not as frequently as you are used to!!
The good news? Once we get settled in with school, expect a LOT of big ideas and innovations. We have a lot in store for our lovely followers… stay tuned!
I just wanted to say that your blog is truly amazing. For the last few years I have been so insecure. I realized that we are the hardest on ourselves because no one else saw the things I did. I'm just gaining confidence in myself and reading your blog makes it so much easier! I've eliminated magazines and tv and have decided to do better things with my life then hope for things that will never change. I am beautiful. Everyone is beautiful.
;lakjsfdjnaerjghjldfng THIS MESSAGE MADE MY NIGHT. Everyone, listen to this girl. Listen to what she has to say. You are wise beyond your years, sweetheart. We are so proud of you and everything you stand for! Continue believing in yourself and doing what you’re doing.
“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”—Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift From The Sea (1954)
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The critical voice inside our head isn’t something innate. It’s something we have been taught. Some of us grew up with people who stifled our inner-song. For others, our song may have caused people to feel uneasy—and so they told us to hush. Whatever the case, it met their needs to keep us quiet. And in the process, we learned to hush ourselves. Staying quiet became a way to survive. However living in silence, is no way to live. You don’t have to be afraid of your voice any longer. You don’t need to run from who you are. You need to embrace it. It’s time to use your voice. You’re free to express yourself. You’re free to love and be loved. You’re free to sing your heart’s song.
So last night I was brushing my teeth. Sounds simple enough, right? As I stood within the four white walls surrounding me, I listened to the wind dance through the trees outside. Even though the house my family is currently vacationing in is about two miles from the beach, I like to think that I can hear the waves crashing down on the shore from the window.
Looking in the foggy mirror in front of me, I turned to my side and stared at the little bit of fat that appeared on my stomach. Yes, I haven’t been eating as healthy as I have on vacation. Yes, I’m used to my ribs being much more prominent than they were last night.
My first instinct was to break down and spin down the wrong path… a path that was abusive to myself. But instead, I started laughing. I love my childbearing hips and the fact that I can pinch the little fat on my tummy.
I genuinely hope you all get to have a moment like that. :)
I found this website and it really makes me happy, sometimes I do not feel beautiful but then I think about who I actually am. I remember that who we are is the love we share, the gifts we give to the world, and our ability to show compassion and love others. I think that if people gave themselves, and others just that, compassion that many of the other painful emotions would fade away. I think that beautiful people cover our world and that we are never, ever alone.
Beauty. If you believe me or not, you and I have it. Don’t think so? Look deeply in the mirror, you see that bright light where your heart is? That’s the beauty God gave you. If you’re like me and are super insecure about your looks, I recommend you to continue to read this. 3 years ago, when I was 11, (lmao do the math xD), I lost all self-esteem I ever had. It started off because people told me I was ugly, but then I realized that I was causing myself to be like this. The only person to blame at that time when I didn’t know I was the criminal, I blamed God. I always said, “Why did you do this to me?! Why did you make so many beautiful women and then make the mistake of making me?” I regret that. I love God. Anyways, back to the story… I went into a minor depression. I kept thinking of just leaving everyone and everything to make them happy. I always thought of committing suicide. Until he came along. LMAO no, no one changed me, only I changed myself. I thought, what would killing myself do? Nothing. I was so dumb for thinking that leaving people’s lives would make them happy. I just needed to change my attitude and find my beauty. I tried to stay positive, forget the break up, and just have fun. You only have one life, live it while you can because you may never know what tomorrow may bring. Yes, I still have problems, but I’m working my butt to make my self-esteem how it was when I was little. So hold your head up and keep walking. Ignore what they say and just remember, no matter what you think or what they think, I KNOW you’re beautiful. And God made you beautiful for someone who will take care of you with all their heart. <3
“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me…but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life”—Lester Burnham (American Beauty)