I thought she was beautiful
Even with the airbrushed skin,
The perfected hair,
The overdone makeup.
The expensive clothes.
I thought she was beautiful
Even when her skin had flaws,
When her hair wasn’t brushed,
When she wore no makeup,
When her clothes were from a thrift store.
I thought she was beautiful.
– He taught me that beauty is on the inside,
Not the outside.
That’s why he’ll call me beautiful everyday,
For better for worse –
In sickness and in health.
He’ll think I’m beautiful.
This is simple. It’s not complicated (so don’t make it). You are loved, you are worth it, you are strong, you are beautiful, you are smart, you are kind, you are generous, you are enough. You are.
I told myself I would not post something on Good Friday… I wouldn’t want to turn people away from why it is good. But I ended up wanting to get the message out to people that He would never have died if they, if we, if you weren’t good enough. Or if we weren’t worth it. But we are. The power in His final breath is enough to save us all. No matter what you believe: you are loved. And you are… enough.
This is different from any other daily tip I’ve done so far. It’s about self-worth not about self-improvement (though they can be confused).Even so, people need to know the truth. Even if it’s in something as simple as this. People tell themselves lies and in this post I want to deny that those lies have ever existed: I want to tell people that they are enough. Tell them that someone always loves them.
This big world tries to tell us different things. Stand apart, stand tall (even stand alone if you have to): just believe that you are…
Where to begin… all I know is that the people we see in our daily lives have a huge impact on us. Even if we just see them for a few seconds or if their words are just a line of hate…. they impact us. Take this for example,
Dara flipped through her magazine and crossed her legs – the airport was noisy, it was bothersome and most of all she couldn’t shake the feeling that the thinner, prettier lady standing across the room was staring at her. Dara couldn’t focus: not with that lady watching her every move. So she stood up, threw her magazine on her seat and stormed over to the lady. “I would appreciate if you stopped – staring at me.” Dara crossed her arms and tapped her foot.
The lady let a smile cross her face, “Sorry. I get that a lot. I just… it’s just you’re so beautiful.”
Dara let that sink in – let it sink in good. This was the girl that had been profusely glaring at her and now the same girl was saying she was beautiful?
“Hasn’t someone ever told you that before?” The woman asked softly. Dara just shook her head. “Well, as a celebrity makeup artist, I’m telling you now……”
That is just the beginning. We see people all the time and we think their looks or their out-of-context words should mean the world. They shouldn’t. Don’t be like Dara – don’t assume something about a person until you know the truth about what they really think… Not that I would suggest walking up to someone and ask them to stop staring at you – but you get the point.