Thursday, October 16, 2014

You Are Beautiful



You stand in front of the mirror, no smile in sight, wondering why you're so ugly, why your thighs are too fat, your teeth too yellow, hair to thin, too many dots all over your face. "Why's" float around in your head as tear drops fall from your eyes. You don't even realize:

You are beautiful. You are loved. You are special.

Oh but my dear girls, no matter how many times your family tells you, or your friends envy you, you won't believe it. I could shake you and yell over and over the truth, but you still wouldn't realize:

You are beautiful, You are loved. You are special. 

You rely on how many boys seek your attention, which girls tell you you're pretty, and what society says, to make you feel worth something. And when those boys leave you, when those girls start making fun of you, and the media fails you, you go back to the dumps and you think:

I am ugly. I am hated. I am worthless.

My darling, you will never truly feel beautiful, loved, and special when you tell yourself over and over you're not. You will never feel beautiful, loved or special when you rely on others, and cry when they fail. Your self worth comes from within. That voice that whispers to you all your insecurities, that is who you think you are, but no:

You are beautiful. You are loved, You are special. 

When you look into the mirror and see your flaws, and tears start welling up and threaten to spill down your face, look again. Smile, and tell yourself what so many other people see:

You are beautiful. You are loved. You are special.

And when that boy tells you he's done with you, when those girls laugh in your face, when society tells you you must be a size 0, you won't need to cry, or runway and hide. No, because you know now:

You are beautiful. You are loved, You are special. 

With Love, 

Elizabeth

22 comments

  1. Thanks for this uplifting post Elizabeth! This is a lesson all girls need to learn, including myself.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Thank you! :) and yes, it took me awhile to realize it myself

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  2. This is so encouraging, I love it! So beautiful<3

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  3. Loved this post Elizabeth(:
    So encouraging and uplifting!

    xx Shirley
    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so sweet Elizabeth! It breaks my heart to read things like this because I have been there, I see girls there everyday, I see my little sister there. Being a girl in high school is so hard. And it's hard for the people you don't think it's hard for. But it doesn't last—life gets better, people get better, and how you feel about yourself gets better xx

    –Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

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    1. Thank you! :) And yes, it's so hard watching others feel that way, but I know it'll good better, I just hope they do too.

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  5. Lovely post <3 Inspiring! :) Thanks!
    Hope you can visit my blog. Let me know if you did. Keep in touch!

    Sammie
    sammiethestargirl.blogspot.com || Bloglovin

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  6. Thank you for the encouragement :) It's nice to be reminded of this sometimes...

    hellostrawberrie.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome! Everyone should know how truly beautiful they are :)

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  7. Very inspiring post! Love it!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC?
    I'm following you already<3

    http://mannequin-parade.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I will for sure check out your blog.

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  8. OH DEAR! YOU LOOK SO FABULOUS!
    LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!<333
    SO I WANNA TO ASK YOU HOW ABOUT FOLLOW EACH OTHER FOR KEEP IN TOUCH?
    LET ME KNOW, PLEASE, I ALWAYS FOLLOW BACK INMEDIATELY :)
    HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY AS YOU :*

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I'd love to follow you.

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  9. This is really beautiful and I am pleased I found your blog.Let me know if you'd like to follow each other.

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  10. This is a great post. You are a great writer. Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
    xx
    Annie
    www.the-lostangeles.blogspot.com

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okay so this is how it works : you read my blog, comment and i reply. then you respond and so forth. they make my day and bring a smile - thanks so much <3

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