Every day, we have millions of pictures thrown in our faces of “perfect-looking” girls. There’s the slick eyebrows, clear skin, long and voluminous eyelashes, beach waves, and so many more things that go into making someone look what popular opinion considers “flawless.” You might feel like you don't measure up, but you need to know that there are lots of reasons you're beautiful just the way you are.
So let’s all do ourselves a huge favor and just take a step back for a moment. I want you to get out a mirror and, for once in your life, not say anything negative.
Now put it away. Go ahead. You won’t be needing a glass reflection to look at your beauty, your true beauty, your unique beauty.
I want you to smile, beautiful girl! Because you’re about to discover the top 40 reasons to feel absolutely gorgeous just the way God made you.
1 No One is You
Now, that’s a cliché line, but it's absolutely one of the top reasons you're beautiful just the way you are. Think about this- When you were born, there was a 1 in 400 TRILLION chance of your conception making you exactly who you are. Let that sink in for a second before you hit “next.” One in four hundred trillion.
2 Your Talents
While you may share they same talents as some other people, your specific set is always going to be different. It could be a combination of sports, drawing, and acting. Or something as wild as playing four instruments and having a love for bungee jumping on the weekends.
3 Your Hobbies/Interests
Not always, unfortunately, are our talents synonymous with our interests. You could be talented at acting but not care to do it. What you choose to do with your time is your decision, and no one else is in control of it but you.
4 Your Dreams
Not in the sense of your aspirations - I mean your actual dreams, when you lay your head on the pillow at night and wake up the next morning wondering why there was a talking cat in your living room. Those dreams. No one in the world has your specific dreams, and that makes them absolutely beautiful.
5 Your Scars
It’s true. Scars tell a story. It could be something as simple as you falling off your bike when you were ten or winning the war against cancer. Your scars are uniquely shaped and colored, and they all tell different stories. And everyone agrees that stories hold a special kind of beauty.
6 Your Choice in Friends
The crowd you choose to hang out with speaks volumes about who you are. Friends are our chosen family, and the people you have chosen each have different personalities you were drawn to for your own beautiful reasons.
7 Your Values
Everyone has a different set of values, and yours are what will bring the right people into your life and keep them there. It’s also the reason why some people have left and won’t come back, for good reasons. Your values are your most important tool to succeeding, however you define that word. It’s what helps you get to a high position at work fairly and also what helps you treat your friends and family with grace and love.
8 What You Believe in
Some of us were raised religious, others were not. Either way, we should all believe in ourselves. You may pride yourself on your devotion to your faith, while someone else may pride themselves on their devotion to a certain cause they believe in, such as women’s right or standing up against animal abuse. Our beliefs make us strong, and strength is always beautiful.
9 How You Inspire Others (in Ways You Might Not Even Know You do)
It’s one of the most heart-warming things to hear that you have inspired someone. Whether it be a friend, your child, or someone you met in passing, inspiration is sometimes hard to come by, so when you’re the reason for it, feel as beautiful as you made the person you inspired feel.
10 Your Smile
Now, I told you to put away the mirror. That’s because we all know our smiles. We know them because we feel them. No one smiles like you - all teeth showing or none, thin lips or big, dimples or not, it is unique and perfect.
11 Your Eyes
Small and hooded, or large and almond, your eyes are specific to you. The way they shine when you look at someone you love, the way they tear up when you’re watching a sad movie, and the way they flutter softly before you fall asleep are all part of what makes you gorgeous.
12 Your Hands
We all have them, and we all use them, but not for the same reasons. One person might use their hands to play the piano, while someone else uses them to make a point while giving speeches. The way we use our hands represent who we are and what we dedicate our precious time to. Even the creases in our palms and the ridges in our fingers are uniquely beautiful.
13 Your Relationships
Along the lines of what we dedicate our time to, relationships are one of the most important. We choose who we’re close with, how much time we spend with our friends, how much time we spend with our family, and how much time we spend with ourselves. Because yes, our relationship with ourselves should be of the utmost importance, and it’s a relationship no one else can have any influence on.
14 Your Personal Style
Polka dot pants, silly hats, or black every day, your style is uniquely you, and no one can tell you it’s wrong. Anything goes, and that’s simply awesome. Screw trying to copy what models are wearing. Make your own statement. And who knows? Maybe people will start copying you!
15 Your Kindness
How kind you are to other people is a reflection on how happy you are with yourself. If you are harboring feelings of hatred, it’s bound to show in your every day life. But if you’re content with yourself, your nice qualities can’t help but be shown to the world. Kindness is one of the first things we look for in a partner because this is what real beauty is made of.
16 Your Spirit
Your spirit is the way you express yourself. It’s your feelings, your hopes and dreams. It’s the way you get excited over the small things. It’s what makes people want to be around you. Happiness is something you can’t replace when you have it, and everyone likes hanging with someone happy.
17 The Way You Show Love
Everyone has a different love language, but the way you show your love is something only you can do. It might be holding someone’s hand when they’re scared or talking them through a difficult situation. Or maybe you’re the type that just sits in a room letting said person know they have company. Any way you look at it, the way you love is beautiful, especially to people who love you too.
18 Your Unique Sense of Humor
It could be dark or it could be light and goofy, but your humor is yours and yours alone. It’s great when you find someone to share that side of you with, and that’s a beautiful thing.
19 Your Intelligence
Everyone has their own idea of what intelligence is. For some it’s school smarts, for others it’s street smarts. Either way, your intelligence fits you perfectly, and it’s something to be proud of.
20 Your Confidence
When you walk into a room with confidence, it’s intoxicating. Never forget that and never forget to carry yourself with poise. It’s a sure way to feel beautiful.
21 Your Humility
With confidence comes the ability to be a bit over the top. However, your humility is another beautiful feature you can use to combat coming across as arrogant. Humility is what makes us appreciate everything in our lives, and it’s something we can never lose sight of.
22 Your Unique Voice
Your voice has a specific tone, pitch, tempo, and depth to it. The way you use your voice is unique to you. The way you use it to comfort people or to make them happy is beautiful, and you should always remember that.
23 Your Specific Taste in Music
Some people like pop rock and country music, and others only listen to select artists. Whatever you listen to, it makes you who you are and expresses your inner world in a way nothing else can. The way you rock out to a song when no one is watching is a perfect representation of who you are.
24 Your Resilience
Whatever you’ve been through, whatever struggles you’ve faced, you’ve come out stronger because of it. Your resilience is beautiful because it helps you know how to handle tough situations the right way.
25 Your Imagination
The way you create things or inspire others to create comes from the beauty inside your head, otherwise known as imagination. It’s a great thing to be able to share that with the world.
26 The Way You Strut
Your walk says a lot about you. Always walk with a purpose. It makes you feel great and powerful. And no two people walk the same way.
27 Your Laugh
You may not like your laugh (a lot of people say that) but it is uniquely yours, and you should embrace it as a part of your happiness, which you deserve to have.
28 Your Conviction in Your Opinions
How committed you are to what’s important to you is an attractive quality that you should never lose sight of. Your opinions are yours and yours alone, and how you stand up for them speaks volumes about your character.
29 How You Treat Your Pet(s)
If you’re a pet owner, you know that your little one is one of the most important things to you. When people see how you treat your furry friend, they’ll see the beauty in your warmth.
30 Your Respect
Showing respect to yourself is very important when it comes to feeling beautiful. However, showing respect to others is equally as important, and it shows how good of a person you are.
31 Where You Come from
You could be from a small town or a large city or a suburb, but where you come from made you who you are. It shaped you in a specific way that no one else can say did the same thing for them. How you take in your environment is up to you, and it’s a beautiful quality to show off to others.
32 Your Motivation
When you set a goal for yourself and you reach it, there is no better feeling. But you need motivation to get there. It’s a beautiful thing to be dedicated enough to set goals and reach them consistently.
33 Your Taste in Food
It could be French, Italian, Indian, Mexican, or any other kind of food, but whatever you like is specific to your taste and what you grew up with. Maybe you’re more of a bread and pasta person. Any way you look at it, your taste in food isn’t exactly the same as anybody else’s.
34 Your Decisions
Decisions are something that define us. Sometimes they lead to painful lessons and other times they lead to magnificent glory. Either way, you are what you have done, what you are doing, and what you will do, and that specific sequence of events is your story.
35 The Way You Show Passion
We all have different passions in life, but we express them differently. For one person it could be talking about it constantly, and for another it could be working at whatever it is night and day. Passion is a lovely thing that no one should ever take for granted once they find it.
36 Your Thoughts/Ideas
We don’t always say all our thoughts out loud. In fact, if we did, a lot of us would be in a lot of trouble (I know I would). So how we view situations is unique to our brains, and that makes us all beautiful to ourselves.
37 Your Expressions
Disgust? Happiness? Love? Anger? Those are just a few common feelings, but our facial expressions for each of them are unique in their own ways. It would be great if we could take a snapshot of them and laugh at ourselves every once in a while.
38 Your Inner World
This is one that we have to learn to accept. A lot of us consider ourselves crazy, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The beautiful craziness is something we should all accept as a perfect part of us that we should never change.
39 The Way You Help People
You might be the person that offers emotional support, but maybe someone else likes to get to the root of the problem and see what is really wrong to help someone. Both ways are perfect, and there’s many more. But similar to the ways we love, they are done out of the pureness of our hearts, and it makes us beautiful for doing so.
40 And Most Importantly…Your Victory Dance
Because we all have one. And they’re all great!
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