Most of us strive to look our best everyday. We dress in fashionable clothes, powder and blush our faces, and style our hair until it bounces and shines. While there is certainly nothing wrong with that, we must be careful less our love for beauty turns into an ugly obsession.
Most people do not start out wanting to hate themselves. They simply don’t like the reflection they see in the mirror. They want to look better, they want to be like someone else. So instead of loving who they were made to be, they spend money on make-up to cover their pimples, develop eating disorders to obtain that thin body, and straighten or color their hair to change their appearance. The desire to be noticed can quickly turn into an obsession that takes over the things we do, the way we see ourselves, and the way we treat others.
Beauty can turn into a beast in which we no longer recognize our natural selves. This beast can make us feel incredibly ugly when we are without make-up, unattractive without all the bling, and not worthy of being loved for who we are inside.
No one person can define what is beautiful. Because if our unique differences, we all get to decide what is beautiful.
And you are beautiful, not because of how you look or what you wear, just because you are.