To all the girls out there:
Society is wrong. Dead wrong.
But, the truth is?
Originality is beautiful.
Big brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes. Curves. Your natural skin tone is beautiful. Your hair color, your smile. Your voice, your laugh, your personality. Every inch of YOU is beautiful, every single part of you shines with your essence.
You, my dear? You’re beautiful. ♥
We all have it: a little voice inside that tries to hold us back. It tells us not to say what we feel so we won’t make any waves. It tells us not to define what we want so that things can stay predictably easy. It tells us not to go for our dreams because we may not be good enough.
It may also tell us that it’s selfish to focus on our own desires and goals – that good people are more concerned with giving than getting. But giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin. And sometimes the best thing we can give to others is a reminder that we all deserve to live passionate, fulfilling, engaged lives and we all have the capacity to do it.
So today, let your light shine.
Make your own needs and wants priorities. Make time for the things you love to do, even if they feel silly, or superficial, or extravagant. If it’s within your means to do it, and it doesn’t hurt anyone, don’t worry about justifying – just enjoy! Use your gifts and talents in the way you want to use them – not the way you think you should. Speak directly from your heart, without fear of reproach. If you believe in something, stand behind it, even if you stand alone. Keep your heart open to the world around you so you can be moved and inspired – and then use that internal illumination to create something that will move and inspire the people around you.
Play. Laugh. Dance. Love.
And remember that you have nothing to prove.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring. All of which have the potential to turn a life around. Remember, these are the keys that fit the locks on everyone’s heart.
Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.
♥ Hadley Willson
Hadley is a teen who inspires me ( Michelle ). She is a hardworking homeschool teen who has overcome many obstacles with grace. I often hear her words of wisdom and was thrilled that she would share with us!
If you are a teen struggling with your beauty know this:
Psalm 45:11 NIV, The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
You are God’s masterpiece, His perfect creation. Yes, even with glasses, braces, or extra pounds, He sees you as His beautiful creation, a work of art. Your appearance and your achievements do not define you. What defines you is the fact that you are His child. You were created by God with the purpose to worship God. Our culture tells us to obsess over our outer looks so we will be noticed. God made you an individual. So you blossom into the person He designed you to be. Every time you compare yourself to others you will not feel beautiful. In faith, see yourself through His grace. Your true beauty will glow from within for others to see.
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