I know, I'm not proud of that thought or that judgement but I'm not perfect and I learned a very important lesson that day.
That woman changed my mind within seconds.
She smiled. She smiled and she looked happy and kind and radiant and beautiful. I don't know what it was about her but she glowed and I remember thinking, "I want to be like that. I want to light up the room like that." That moment completely changed my perception of what beauty was. It's not a collection of symmetrical features arranged in a pleasant manner, it's a light that comes from inside that you allow to shine outward. You give it permission to flow from you. It's a beautiful collision of happiness and confidence and comfortableness inside of your own skin.
We can choose to be beautiful.
I wanted to share this uber inspirational video from Lizzie Velásquez, once dubbed the World's Ugliest Woman. I love her words, her attitude, and her fighting spirit, and I hope you will too!