Today I want you to reflect on one of my favorite quotes.
“It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.”
Have you ever called yourself ugly? not pretty enough? Yes? Okay, me too. Have you ever taken the time to think that you don't REALLY see you? So, who are you to judge your beauty?
I want you to think of a compliment that you received from
someone that stuck with you. One that does not have to do with outward appearance. Maybe someone thanked you for listening nonjudgmentally. Maybe someone said you were a nurturing mother. Maybe someone told you that you have a gift in working with children who have diverse abilities.
Now imagine how beautiful you look while you lend an empathetic ear to a friend. Imagine how beautiful you look while you embrace your crying two year old son. Imagine how beautiful you look when you encourage and assist a child with autism. SO DANG BEAUTIFUL.
You DO you all day, but you don’t SEE you all day. If you could you’d see the most beautiful human!
It’s an honor being human with you 💛 Nicole