Feeling Beautiful

Since I was two years old I have had a HSV 1 virus stuck in my forehead because my mother wanted to kiss her baby with a cold sore, and I don’t blame her I was a cute baby. Because of this every time I’m outside for too long I get nasty bumps along my forehead that are terribly itchy and painful like having shingles. This normally happens at least once a year and only lasts for at least one week but during that week I’m filled with anger and hide away in my room. I feel ugly and never want to go outside to show my face to the world, it’s like I’ve been “cursed” for a week each year and I hide away in my castle.

Why is that, why do I feel ashamed?

Beautiful in America is considered clear skin, tan, and unrealistically skinny, it’s all about appearance instead of what’s in our hearts.

Today I felt pretty, even though I have this virus showing on my face. I tried my hardest not to care about what others thought about my appearance, I still walked around with a smile on my face. I think going through middle school and high school, especially with social media, you get used to others pointing out all of your flaws so you become afraid of not looking your best (of course there’s those days where you just don’t care). You have a bad day when your hair is looking bad or a huge zit is in the middle of your face for everyone to see. I believe you’re beautiful if you have an amazing heart.

{1 Peter 3:3-4} Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair or gold jewelry or fine clothes, but from the inner disposition of your heart, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight.

No matter how you look you can still feel beautiful and you should because you are. God made us look a certain way for a reason. If no one has said it today you look absolutely beautiful. I think if more people looked at someone as a beautiful creation made from God instead of pointing out everything wrong then this world would be filled with so much love instead of hate, so much joy instead of judgement. For now on I’m going to try my hardest to feel beautiful everyday no matter how I look and look at everyone like a beautiful creation.

“Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about” – Marilyn Monroe

 

Thank you so much for reading! Like and comment if you enjoyed or agreed with me. I also posted about it on my Instagram.

 

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