Have you ever seen snowflakes or looked inside a kaleidoscope? Are two snowflakes or two patterns in a kaleidoscope ever same? No, never. They are all different. And yet they are all beautiful and breath taking. Honey, we are all snowflakes. We are all broken mirrors inside a kaleidoscope. We are unique. We are beautiful the way we are, just the way we are. Would a kaleidoscope be as much fun if all the patterns were the same? I don’t think so. And this is true for people as well. The beauty fundamentally lies in the fact that we are all extraordinarily distinct as unique individuals.
Stand in front of a mirror, and for once don’t scrutinize yourself. Don’t think about how you “need” thinner legs, or a flatter stomach or fairer skin or a prettier face or longer hair. You don’t need all these things. You need a better self image and a change in perspective. You need to know that you are beautiful and it’s okay to shout it out to the world. It’s amazing to love your body regardless of the size of clothes you wear. It’s wonderful to talk about the things you are passionate about without curbing your emotions to keep others comfortable.
You are not too fat, or too skinny, or too short, or too tall, or too dark skinned. Your nose isn’t too long, or too small for that matter. You are not your weight, or your skin colour or your body structure. You are the books you cry over, the songs you sing out loud, the sound of your laughter, the tears that you shed, the way you talk about things you love, the things you believe in, the people you love, the conversations you engage in and so much more than just the way you look.
Look down at your body and for once don’t focus on its shape and size. This body has been your home for your entire life. Think of all the places it has taken you to; all the wonderful memories you made, thanks to it. Think of how it fought for you when you were down with a cold or a broken heart or maybe broken bones. It doesn’t care how other people see it. It doesn’t care how much you hate it. It still loves you and will always be there for you, when those judgemental people are nowhere to be seen.
So just remember this, you are enough. You. Are. Enough. Paint it in your walls. Sing it to the world. Scream it out loud. Chant it out like a mantra. Do whatever it takes to embed this into your minds: You are enough.
You always have been and you’ll always be.
It’s time to stop trying to make everybody else love you and start loving yourself.