Girlfriend, You Are Beautiful!
One of the most important parts of living the life your way to fit your lifestyle is to remember that life is too short for you to be hung up on what other people say about you. You are beautiful and it’s absolutely important that you believe that and know that as your truth! If people don’t see your beauty, eff them! I have been called everything between beautiful and ugly. If someone has something negative to say about me, let them. I can’t be held responsible if someone else finds pleasure in being hateful.
I personally feel like the only way to help that person that is filled with hate and can’t seem to share positive vibes is to pray for that person and ask the powers that be to help that person find peace and love within. Yes, hateful words do hurt. It’s true that sometimes those hurtful and hateful words can sit in the back of your mind waiting to pounce on you in your weakest moments. But I challenge you with these questions: Who has the right to truly pass judgment on you? Who truly has the right, the authority, to tell you about your own personal beauty? I try to remind those around me that no one has that right or authority to make you feel bad about yourself. You have the choice to either believe in those negative words or to believe in your greatness as the beautiful and amazing person you are.
Anyone that knows me knows that I talk to myself all the time. I have no shame in it. I make it a point to take time out of my day to give myself pep talks. I have to remind myself who I am, how much I love me, and why. I’m not talking to myself to the point of vanity, but I am using my words to combat the negative messages that are being blasted in my direction because of the society that we live in. It’s a good idea to remind yourself that majority isn’t always right, status quo should always be challenged.
One mantra that I use every morning and even have a recording on my phone is this:
“My awesomeness and greatness are not determined, nor defined by anyone else but me”. –MK