As a society, we are prone to believe that the only way you can be beautiful is if you “look a certain way.” But how in the world did that ever come to be? The media, maybe? The environment you live in, maybe? Well actually it’s all of the above.
No matter how short you are, thin you are, tall you are, bigger built you are; if you do not have a kind heart, your true beauty will not show.
I once knew a girl – she was thicker than other girls. She was built short and quite stocky. She was teased for looking and acting “different” then other girls. That girl was me. Society changed the way I viewed myself. I felt compelled to lose a ton of weight just to fit in and feel like I was “enough” for others to accept me. I changed who I was just the change the opinion of others. But you know what? Changing the way I look did not change the way people talked about me. Either way, something was not good enough for them. Ever. They would always find something to judge me about. But honestly, I want to say “thank you” to all of those people. Thank you for making fun of me, picking on me, and making me feel worthless. Now, I know what you may be thinking. “Why would you ever want to thank people for something like that?” And here is my answer: For everyone that brought me down, I found a way to get back up. For everyone that tried to destroy me as a person, I reconciled and came back stronger than ever. That’s because no matter what happened, my heart was never-changing and the love I feel for others is unconditional.
I find fulfillment through the way I treat people. I thrive with enjoyment when I help someone else, whether it be with their homework or with something like crossing the street. Seeing someone smile because of something I did is enough to enlighten me for a lifetime. So, even in my own eyes, I am a beautiful human being. Not because of my shirt size. Not because of the jeans I can squeeze myself into. But rather, because of the kindness I bestow on others. Now that is what I call beautiful.
So, if you ever feel torn apart because of the judgments and hardships that society faces you with, remember that other people find beauty in the size of your heart and NOT in the size of your hips.