You’re beautiful girl

I think women (and girls too) are a little too hard on themselves.

“My hair looks bad.”
“Gosh. Why is my make-up smeared?!”
“Where did that zit come from? Ugh.”
“I look so fat!”

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Really, though- you don’t. We are our own worst critics.

I can look at a picture of a friend and see her beauty shining through. Her wonderful laugh lines. Her true smile, reminding me of her sweet personality. The body of a real women… not some photo-shopped, food deprived model.

And that’s the kind of picture I want to frame… The picture of a real women.

Taylor here is a true beauty- both inside and out. She’s one of the best softball pitchers in the state, she’s a cheerleader, she plays basketball, and she’s crazy active in her church youth group. And get this- she’s ridiculously funny and has the greatest laugh.

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(Did I mention that she’s my future cousin-in-law? I’m marrying into some great genes!)

Today, I want to pass on one message on this little blog. I want you to know that I think you’re beautiful… each and every one of you.

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Yes, that means you. And you too. And especially you Mrs. Lumberjack- you Barbie Pirate.

Yes, even you Steve. But you might be a little more handsome then anything.

Thank you all for coming to my blog. Thank you for being such great imaginary friends. I’m so glad I have you in my life.

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(And please don’t be offended if I didn’t link to you. I just quickly thought of the imaginary friends who’ve been coming to my blog for the longest. You’re all beautiful.)

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Now lets all go out into the real world and be proud of ourselves. Proud of our imperfections, proud of our personalities, proud of our lives.

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “You’re beautiful girl

  1. I LOVE THIS!! Thank you for the reminder!! You’re so awesome!

    ~dena

  2. What a sweet post! I completely agree, we should all be proud of who we are 😀

  3. I agree! ! Wonderful post and reminder. 🙂

  4. What gorgeous photos–she looks so vibrant and happy and healthy and confident!

    Such an important message. I feel like from such a young age we’re trained to tear ourselves down (actually I’m a fiction writer and I just wrote about this) and it’s so sad, and so damaging. We need more positive encouragement like this!

    Love your blog!

  5. Beautiful shots!!!! And a great post!!!

  6. lovely post – Thanks I needed that today 🙂

    and YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL TOO!

  7. It’s really funny but as I opened your post I was rubbing my chin and found a zit (and I’m nowhere near 16) and thought…aw darn, a zit! Then I read your beginning words.

    Good timing. Great post!!!

  8. I love this! It didn’t pop up into my feeder until just now. Your new cousin is gooooorgeous! I love that smile!!!

  9. christine

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago (from Belgium) and am very glad I did. I really enjoy your pictures and comments.
    I’ll make sure to visit it often!!

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