Beauty & the Beholder
We're all familiar with the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder right"? But what does that really mean?
Most of the time when we're referring to that verse it was always about anoher person seeing you as beautiful but I recently realized that I hold my beauty in my own hands, I own it and I determine through my beliefs and actions whether I'm beautiful. I am entrusted with my beauty and so it begins with ME.
Another powerful message I came across was this:
"We act not in accordance with the truth, but the truth as we believe it to be."
This is where "Your Truth" comes in. What is the actual truth? What do YOU believe to be true about yourself and your beauty?
The Truth is you’re BEAUTIFUL.
The crazy part is I never thought I was pretty or beautiful until I finally believed it. One day I looked in the mirror and said “Girrrrl, you do look good! Yaassssss!” 💁🏾 I always thought I looked mannish ( I was a tomboy in my former life. No lie 😂) Chalk it up to the lies I believed about myself and societal standards of beauty. I could always notice the beauty in other women but I always felt like I fell short. Whenever guys would compliment me on the street I would shun it because I believed they were just saying it to get "that thing." Maybe they were being genuine. Who knows? 🤷🏾♀️
Random people are always asking if I'm a model and I'm like noooo but thank you (I'll start claiming it soon). Sometimes I doubt I could even be a model because of my measurements!
That’s all to say stop believing the untruths, the lies you tell yourself. I often post candids of me laughing because 1. I can't take pics for nothing (maybe that’s another lie 🤔) and 2. I‘m always laughing at the silliest things ( I find humor in everything) plus I like me smiling the best! 😁