Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall... Who's The Fairest Of Them All???

I used to hate every part of my body. I felt like I am the skinniest person in the whole world and there is nothing beautiful in me. I was blinded by the idea that “to be beautiful” means having bigger bust, wider hips, a perfect set of teeth, etc.

Yes, I was an insecure mess but today, I promised myself that I will love my self more. I choose NOT to be defined by my body weight. I am more than that! So what if I am skinny? So what if my legs are like sticks? So what if my bones are protruding? THIS IS ME. I am beautiful because I am ME! 

“To be beautiful” means “to be yourself.” Happy girls are the most beautiful girls. Don’t hide your scars! Behind every scar is a story – a story about pain and how you managed to get over it.

All shapes and sizes are beautiful. We don’t have to starve ourselves just to be like those models we see in the magazines. If you are skinny like me, do not hate yourself because of that. Instead, feel every bone. Every bone is a part of yourself. And that prominent spine? Be thankful because you literally have a spine!

Our flaws make us unique. They make us human. Remember what Cheri K. Erdman said, “Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images.”

To sum it up, I want to share this simple but beautiful poem:

Some Women by Bunny Ty
Some women color their lips red.
Not me, I like to color mine with good words instead.
Some women curl their lashes hard.
Not me, I want mine soft to catch my tears.
Some women need too blush their cheeks pink.
Not mine, mine blush by themselves when I’m tickled pink.
Some women close their eyes to show off their eye shadow.
Not me, I want mine open to see the world.
Some women take pains to pretty up their faces.
Not me, I would rather take pains in prettying up the world.
Some women think I look plain and dull without color on my face.
Not me, if you look hard enough you’ll see I am wearing a rainbow.

So today, I am not allowing anybody to call me ugly. And likewise, I am not allowing myself to call anybody ugly. From this day onward, I promise to see only beauty in everything. :)