From a very young age, I'd been told by my parents that I was beautiful. They said, "Real beauty comes from within." AND "You are beautiful inside & out." I believed it for awhile. But, then I got wise to the world around me. Models, magazines & movie stars reinforced the fact that I was not beautiful. And, I continued comparing my curves to the curves of the girls I saw around me or those on the pages of a magazines or the girls on the big screen.
Recently I read a wonderful post by Ann Voskamp which addressed a woman's issues of self-image and the attributes of beauty. One of her quotes touched a deep chord in my heart & I wished I'd seen it as a young girl. How it reminded me of what it took me too long to learn...
"The curve of a smile is a woman's most perfect curve." ~ Ann VoskampI truly believe those words. I hope to share that thought with any women (young & not-so-young) who walk through my life. I laugh & smile a lot... therefore, I have some pretty perfect curves :)
SMILE! Happy looks good on you!!
Linked with the Nesting Place community through the write31days challenge, October 2014 - post No 27.