Friday, 4 February 2011

You are Unique

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

We are constantly bombarded (by tv, radio, newspapers, magazines, friends, family, shops, random strangers, spam email – lets just call them the mob) with the idea that we are not good enough, that there is something wrong with us the way we are.

Don't believe me?

All those articles on dieting are telling you not beautiful the way you are.

All those adverts saying if you eat this one foodstuff for the next month then you’ll drop a dress size are telling you that you need to change to be stunning.

Every time a friend says “ooh I shouldn’t eat that”, they’re giving you the idea that if you do, there is something wrong with you.

Every billboard that displays an impossibly skinny (and most likely airbrushed) model, makes you think that if you don’t look like that then you’re not gorgeous.

I’m sure you can think of hundreds more examples of when the mob implies that you are not fantastic, you are not beautiful, and that you should try to change yourself to fit in with an impossible view of what we should be/look like/do.

But why should we listen? You are YOU. You are unique. There will never be another YOU in the whole of humankind. Ever. And there will never be another Me. Doesn’t that make us fantastic? Doesn’t that make us incredible? Doesn’t that make us absolutely amazingly beautiful?

Don’t waste your time feeling anything but gorgeous. And spread the word: that YOU are beautiful.

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