Thoughts for Thursday: True Beauty Instead
Alright ladies. Let’s get real. Really honest.
If you were to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being total babeiliciois (Yes, that’s a word. Check the Jess dictionary.) where would you rate yourself?
Your favorite body part? Your least favorite?
I’m betting you answered the last question the fastest.
Instead, stop it. Stop tearing yourself down.
Instead of focusing on those little hairs that are out of place, we focus on the strong lungs that carry oxygen to our body? Every. Single. Breath. Is a GIFT.
Instead of focusing on the dark circles under our eyes, we focus on the GIFT that is sight? There are many where sight is a challenge.
Instead of focusing on stretch marks and loose skin (I’m preaching to the choir here!!), we focus on the GIFT that is LIFE? On the GIFT that is a miracle. Our bodies are incredible machines capable of intense work, designed in His image.
Instead of focusing on “fat” –insert whatever body part you chose– focus on the GIFT that is mobility. If you’re not wheelchair bound, or sporting a prosthetic, you have the FREEDOM to move as you please where for others it is an everyday challenge.
Instead of focusing on pimples, freckles, or whatever skin annoyance you find, focus on the strength in your muscles that have carried your far and pushed hard to create that sweat. Again, your body is an incredible thing.
I could keep going on and on. But I’ll leave you with this:
Real beauty doesn’t demand attention.
The human body truly is an extraordinary piece of art. It’s resilient and strong.
I will have get down on myself days. We all will. So this is meant as an encouraging reminder. I may need to reread this myself tomorrow!
Focus on what your body is capable of and become beautiful from the inside out.
Because you already are. You just don’t know it yet.
blessed & beautiful running.
17 Jul 2014 / runpinkjess / 0
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