Motivational Style

Feeling Beautiful

Feeling beautiful should be something everyone feels every single day.

I wish that was the case … but sadly it isn’t. So many people in this world think of themselves as ugly, or wish they could change things about themselves.

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I’ve dealt with self hate for many years of my life and just in the past few years am I becoming completely comfortable with who I am. I used to hate my moles and freckles that cover my body.

I used to wish my legs were smaller and my figure was more petite. I used to wish my nose wasn’t so big and that my chin wasn’t a bit pointy on the right side. I used to hate my hands because in grade five a boy told me I had gorilla hands.

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I think people have a hard time loving themselves now because of there being so much shit going on in the world. Fake beautiful people are constantly being thrown in the faces of younger, impressionable people.

Females are told they have to wear makeup to hide their true face and they’re told they have to conform to all the insane things like being completely shaven everywhere.

Real people with real bodies and real lives should be talked about more because these real people are the ones we should be looking up to.

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I don’t feel like I need to look up to a tiny Victoria Secret model who works out every single day of the year to be able to fit into underwear on a stage. I want to look up to people like Emma Watson who is doing good in this world, and who doesn’t believe you need to be naked to achieve greatness.

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With all the negative things about body images there is however a thing going around Facebook that warmed my heart. I am not a huge “trend” follower, but one of my dear friends nominated me to upload five photos that make me feel beautiful. I started to go through my Facebook and I picked more than five and these photos in this post are them. I didn’t pick the photographs where I thought I looked the prettiest, but the photos I picked had more of a meaning to them. These photos remind me of great times in my life and they make me feel beautiful inside and out. I remember the emotions I felt during these photos, which makes me feel beautiful. I felt beautiful when they were taken and I also feel beautiful now looking back at them.

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It’s so nice to see people loving themselves and thinking they are beautiful because everyone IS beautiful.

My friend Jen who tagged me to take part in this beautiful challenge has been my friend for ages. Her and I have gone through some bad times but she always comes back into my life because I need her. She makes me feel me and our friendship makes my soul feel beautiful and full.

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I think Jen is a beautiful person inside and out. She has changed so much over the years and I have noticed that she has finally come into her own skin. She’s going to be a mommy soon and I hope she continues to feel beautiful because motherhood is going to suit her.10358559_919295144800550_6261732752356079569_n

I don’t hate the things about myself that I mentioned above anymore. These are the things that make me who I am today and without those things I would not be Molly. You need to accept yourself because you only get one of you. If you spend all your life hating different things about yourself I can imagine your heart will feel pretty empty.

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Throw away those tabloids, stop watching those toxic commercials and live a true meaningful life, all while loving yourself and your body.

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I’m supposed to nominate five people to post five photos of themselves but I’m not going to do that. I’m going to say instead to go look in a mirror. Stare deep into your own eyes and tell yourself you are beautiful. Do it every day in the morning, and see how it changes your life.

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Life is way too short to spend another day at war with yourself.

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6 Comments

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    Kate
    November 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    This is a gorgeous post with gorgeous pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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    Felisha
    November 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I LOVE THIS! This is perfect. I hope this goes viral. Amazing post.

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    Shamira West
    November 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Great post! All of these photos are gorgeous!

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    Ariel @ Keys to My Life
    November 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I love this! Like you said, many people go through lives not feeling beautiful. It’s important to remind ourselves that beauty is not what lies on the outside!

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    Ashley
    November 30, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    This is amazing! I love that you shared your insecurities from your youth and how you have grown into them rather than changed them. It takes a really strong person to do that and I applaud you. Role models today should be people that are compassionate, understanding, and want to make the world a better place. They should not be people who promote judgment and molds that people need to fit into. Individuality and staying true to yourself is the most beautiful thing in the world.

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    Ashlyn at A Mom In Training
    December 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I think you’re so beautiful! I think we all struggle, even a little bit, with something about our appearances. I’m 30 years old and I thought that by now I’d be completely comfortable with my body and wouldn’t care about what anyone thought, but man, after having my baby, I’m now struggling with accepting that my boobs have shrunk drastically and my hips are permanently wider. Thanks for sharing this~ it’s quite timely for me!

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