True beauty

You don’t believe you are beautiful or special, right? You see, this is exactly where advertisers and marketers want you to be. They want you to be insecure so that you will buy products to help “fix” yourself. Insecurity generates money for companies because people buy products searching for a solution and when a product doesn’t work we try another and another and another. Advertisers and marketers want us to feel insecure so that we will give them our money. We were not born insecure we were taught how to be insecure. We have been fed lies that we are ugly, unlovable, unworthy and never good enough so that we will be lifetime consumers and continue to chase after an ideal that does not even exist.

You will never be flawless and neither will I But it is our uniqueness and originality that makes us one of a kind and irreplaceable. Please don’t be discouraged by the flawless women you see on magazines because even they do not look like that. The woman on the cover has been cropped, chopped and airbrushed with photoshop because even she doesn’t fit into the narrow standard of beauty. It is time to value diversity and start embracing the natural beauty that surrounds us each and every day.

Don’t forget that there is nothing wrong with your body, your personality or who you are but there is a lot wrong with the messages that try to convince you otherwise. You are beautiful, wonderful and were handcrafted with purpose and love by the one who shaped and placed the stars in the sky. You deserve the place you have in the world and you deserve to feel loved and at home in your own skin. No one has the right to make you feel insignificant or worthless.And never forget that who you are in this moment is enough not because of who you could be but because of who you already are.

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