I want you to know that you are beautiful...even if there are times you think you are not, you feel you are not. But you ARE, everyday, every single moment..don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Sometimes the way we view ourselves is from a far less perfect lens, tainted with experiences from the past: somebody said something unpleasant, an event that made us feel less of a person, a relationship that left a dent in our heart and drained our bank of self worth empty. So be it. Fine. As in the past, there will always be something, someone that will let us down in the future. We can protect ourselves from being hurt, avoid being vulnerable by all means. But the inevitable will happen. We will find ourselves from time to time, feeling less desirable, and insecure about a lot of things, even hurt (again). We cycle through these emotions and experience different highs and lows. It is all a part of life, and more so, part of what we go through as women.
But while the inevitability is ever present, so is the grace of a woman. It is embedded in our core, a seed planted when we were born. The grace of a woman is what makes a woman forever beautiful. We take what is both beautiful and ugly in life. While we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and weak, through our grace, we give ourselves permission to transform the bad into strength and to let our light within, shine with goodness. The challenge is, sometimes we forget.
We forget about that grace within us, we forget to remind ourselves that for every hurt, every failure has an attached expiry date to it. As we let it enter ourselves, so can we walk it out of the door. Let it go! Let go!
Both the bad and the good things we encounter in life will always make us who we are - beautiful! I want you to remember that forever.
When you tell me "I don't photograph well". Let me prove you wrong. Let me remind you over and over again how beautiful you really are...