EveryBODY is beautiful.

I viewed the most incredible video tonight. It is something that I have believed in wholeheartedly, and finding a video that is educating the world on the same thing is amazing.

My company takes all of their employees on a vacation every January after busy season to celebrate hitting goals and making it through another fiscal year. A few weeks before the trip, a girl in the bathroom had mentioned that she hated that I was going to be on the same trip as her because all of the boys were going to drool over me. I was so frustrated by her comment. Partly because she doesn’t know that I worked my tail off for the body I have, (I gained quite a bit of weight in college) and because she shouldn’t compare herself to me, but should love the skin that she is in. I know that is easier said than done, but comparing yourself to others will never make you feel better about yourself.

I felt so sad and disappointed in the world, for teaching women that we need to be skinner, tanner, and more beautiful. I am a firm believer that God created each and every one of us in His own image and that we are all uniquely beautiful. Part of our beauty is on the outside, but the majority comes from within. How you treat people – both family and strangers, how you react in situations, what you do under stress, how you handle the worst, as well as the best days, and how you treat yourself. These things should be what mainly define our beauty. Beauty is NOT only skin deep. Beauty encompasses so little about our actual bodies, and everything about our lives and souls. If your life is beautiful, you will radiate beauty. So surround yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself. Take time to fall in love with who you are. Do things that make you happy. Enjoy the sunshine and do what you love as often as you can. Stay away from the negative, and avoid those thoughts as often as possible.

Remember: Life happens for you, not to you! Don’t miss out because you were too busy worrying about other people found beautiful in you.

Please go to the website and join the movement!! http://www.bodyimagemovement.com

#ihaveembraced

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