Wednesday, November 2, 2011

55 Flavors...and then some.

"Happy girls are the prettiest girls."

I want to know whoever told you can't.

I want to know who it was that sat you down and told you you weren't good enough, or smart enough, or strong enough. I want to know where all these stories came from..all the bad thoughts that flood our minds, and our confidence, and create a blurry and fuzzy and horrible misconception of who and what we are.

I want to know where all those bad feelings started from, and I want you to know the truth. That you are perfect, just as you are. Most of our days, it feels like we are fighting to survive. Not just fighting against our lives, our relationships, our families, our work and sometimes even strangers...a lot of the time were fighting with ourselves.

The way we feel about ourselves isn't because of what other people think, it's because of what we think. And I want to know when you started thinking this way. That you can't, you won't, and you never, ever will make it. That you don't deserve happiness.

Because you do.

So when did this start? When did you let all the little thoughts, stories and beliefs take control of your presence and ultimately control your future. You let them control your life, your decisions, your relationships - But no longer.

Whoever told you you aren't good enough, is full of crap. Half the time, other people put us down in order to rise themselves up. We all have bad days, fat days, sad days. Days that are ultimately harder than the one before, to make it from beginning to end. This is life. It is tough, but it is beautiful. And so are you.

We are all different, built not identically, but completely different. One moment I just realized: every body is built their own way, has their own strengths, own flaws, own beauty. We are meant to be different.

Just because you aren't tall and thin, doesn't mean you're not perfect.

Just because she is beautiful, doesn't make you not beautiful.

Maybe you're curvy, shorter than others, or more muscular, or more thin...don't make it bad, make it good. We are meant to be different. The world works this way. We are all attracted to different things and different people. We all have our own tastes. If we didn't, we all would want the same things, go for the same people and the world would have no originality. We need our differences to keep the world fresh, full of flavor, ever changing, constant, and independent.

So those stories, those bad thoughts, stop believing in them. Stop letting them tell you how you should feel. Don't make it bad, make it good. You have that power to shut it out. To let go of the baggage you've been holding onto. To realize exactly as you are, is perfect. There is no 'ideal' beauty, no matter what society, or pop culture or magazines will say. You are fabulous and perfect and flawed. It is those flaws that make us original.

And we shouldn't want it any other way.

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