It saddens me whenever I hear a girlfriend say that she is ugly, no one will ever love her. It saddens me more when, even if I tell her, "Babe, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.", she doesn't believe me. Girls, even if you don't have a supermodel body or perfect ratio looks, your inner beauty shines through. And that's what makes you beautiful. That's what makes you worthy of love. Everyone is born with imperfections, but these are as important as your perfections in making you the fabulous person you are. I hope that every woman who reads this takes the courage to realize their little perfections, accept their little imperfections, and finds confidence in her own beauty. Even if you don't have a knight in shining armor lavishing love on you, you have friends and family who love you for who you are.
I came across this article lately, about what makes a woman beautiful. I am copying it here, and I hope that you recognize where you stand, and what you can improve upon to become a more beautiful woman. It is never too late to make positive changes in your life. =)
Passionate people are the happiest people, because they’ve figured out what drives them in life, and they care enough to pursue those goals.
When a woman is too preoccupied with saving the rainforest or fighting for minimum wage reform or being a boss in the corporate world, she doesn’t have time to fret about what goes onto her face.
But it isn’t the day-to-day work that makes her blossom — having a sense of purpose and being strong enough to pursue it makes this woman a special type of attention-grabbing beautiful, because you can’t help but be gravitated to her presence whenever she walks into a room.
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, and someone who cares more about others than they do themselves is truly a pretty person.
It’s not easy to put others over yourself, to be able to empathize with individuals you’ve never personally encountered.
But the sign of a truly beautiful person is that you can look past other people’s façades, and relate to them on a deeper level. With the ability to empathize, a woman doesn’t have to be made up to make a real and meaningful connection.
It almost doesn’t even matter what she looks like — she exudes an attitude that lets others know she understands them.
George Clooney’s recent engagement to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin has proven to the guys what my fellow females have known for a long time — smart is sexy.
When a woman can hold her own in a conversation or debate, or can come up with creative solutions to her company’s business problems, she doesn’t need to rely on the superficial to make her feel beautiful or accomplished.
Her words create a better impression than the most flawless look could ever achieve. This woman is beautiful because she’s rendered you in a state of awe with exactly the right asset.
Her Fun-Loving Spirit
If a woman won’t go skinny dipping because she’s afraid of ruining her carefully-crafted bedroom eye look, then she’s simply another example of someone with mixed up priorities.
But the woman who doesn’t wear makeup is fearless and unafraid to embrace much of what comes her way.
Jumping at every opportunity and challenge is only made difficult if you constantly have to be made up. A beautiful woman is freed from these constrictions, and free to let her fun side take over at every whim.
When smiling ear-to-ear at the prospect of yet another spontaneous adventure, women are beautiful, even if they’re barefaced.
In the face of tragedy or tough situations, some women rise above, or even just simply make it through. These experiences — while harrowing — impact the people we eventually become.
Besting these situations makes women beautiful because the knowledge that we can overcome means we’ll be stronger, more confident and self-assured.
Sad eyes or worry lines aren’t issues that need to be fixed with cheery eye shadow colors or Botox injections.
Rather, they are reminders of what women have been through and conquered. That’s a type of beautiful that can’t be faked with makeup.
Beauty isn’t about being perfect — it’s about being yourself. And you don’t need any makeup to let your personality come across.
To add my own thoughts to the list: kindness, contentment and confidence.
Be nice, girls.
"You may be pretty and you may be talented but no one will remember that if you are mean." -- Katie Holmes.
Be happy and thankful of what you have. Materialism only satisfies you for a brief moment. Appreciation of the small things in life spikes your brain with happy hormones for longer. Happiness gives you a healthy glow.
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -- Oprah Winfrey
Confidence can really accentuate your inner beauty, so be proud of what you have!
"Confidence isn't walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it's walking into a room and not having to compare yourself with anyone in the first place."
Finally, remember that just because you may be different from the rest, doesn't make you any less beautiful! Simply be yourself!
*90's flashback!* Since Backstreet Boys are performing at Shoreline Amphitheater this weekend, what an apt time to insert their song here =p