I wrote this post at Babble about teaching your kids to appreciate beauty, whatever form it comes in.
I run a site where we constantly preach the lesson of a positive body image.
I believe in that stuff.
I truly think it’s a fact that each person is capable of incredible beauty based on their confidence, intelligence and self.
I look around me and can see this tremendous beauty where people don’t see it in themselves.
Now there are those that are really pretty. Those that have glamorous looks. Those that take aesthetic perfection to a new level.
I hate to tell you, that’s easy.
As a past photographer and handy Photoshop user, I could make you look like Scarlet Johannsen.
I could take away pounds.
I could take away wrinkles.
I couldn’t make you funny.
I couldn’t make you a person others valued.
I couldn’t make you a stronger, more resilient person.
How are the traits most important in others so hard to find most important in myself?
Why do I let myself constantly feel diminished by the face that isn’t right? The side that doesn’t work?
To be very ego-centric I’m doing what was NEVER expected and better than EVER anticipated.
I’m proud of that.
But it doesn’t stop me from having those days I just want to be pretty.
You can read my top 10 reasons for getting my tubes tied!!!