A few months back I read a post that a friend shared. This is a friend that I have known since high school. I have only seen her a few times since high school but have been lucky to follow her journey through social media. My friend shared how she has never had a positive self-image and has always had a hard time with the way she looked. She shared how she never felt truly beautiful until later in life and she opened up about her insecurities.
I am sharing this because her post has stuck with me for the past few days. Tonight I want to share my thoughts with you related to this. My friend is one of those individuals that when you meet her you are so impressed with them. Yes, she has a “great personality” but she is smart, creative, talented, fun, and most especially kind. She was the person I most wanted to be like when I was a senior in high school. My opinion was that she “glowed” and was absolutely beautiful. Even now I look at her beautiful family, the businesses that she has put together, and the way she keeps her home and radiates light where ever she goes. Her post basically surprised me. I would have never known she felt that way.
There are a few lessons that I learned from this. Every person has a different way of looking at a situation. I had no idea what she was feeling. I always believed that she was confident and secure. I held similar feelings about myself. I often considered myself unattractive- fat and goofy looking. Now looking back I wonder what I was thinking.
Second, every person has beauty. Each of us is a Child of a Heavenly Father who not only loves us but has created us in His image. We all radiate worth and beauty, we just have to sometimes look a little harder, especially when we look at ourselves. So today I challenge each of you to look for the good in yourself. Be a little kinder to yourself and remember what a beautiful and glorious individual you are – EXACTLY how you are!