Today my topic will be about beauty and how we perceive ourselves.i love reading self help books.why you may ask,cause it helps me to understand others perception on beauty and how to love yourself from the inside out! how others see themselves and how people on tv are perceived and what you see is not always the truth when it comes to Hollywood,such as models and etc.
I’m reading this book! The name of the book is warrior chicks,it is speaking bout self love.being inspired by others and models and how some women dress skimpy to get attention cause we feel a need to be told we are beautiful! and in my outlook on it is,women feel they need to be told their beautiful in order to feel like they are.first of all I wanna add that we need to love ourselves first and formost before anyone else truly can.the books goes on to say,that even models are not without flaws just like us average girls slash women..that theres a few models who go thru hell with themselves on a daily basis.starving themselves,and makin themselves throw up.cause they have to be a certain size.they throw tons of make up on these girls and also use tape around their eyes and such.my point is we all have flaws.Jesus made us all in his image and God don’t make imperfect people.every day theres a woman out there struggling to like herself,she looks in the mirror only to see pimples and spots and a not so even skin tone.maybe she doesn’t like the skin color of her skin its either to dark are to white to something.we are our worst critics.this happens in every age group.as we get older we add another worry.wrinkles.and it seems like the camera loves some of us and hates others.i don’t understand this.i often feel and felt like the camera was out to get me,showing and zeroing in on my imperfections. I also have found that some of your most beautiful women are the ones who suffer the most with poor body images and very low self esteem.alot of these women take tons of pictures and wear little to no clothing,why you ask.for the attention that it shall get.cause remember this woman is freaking beautiful so she is selling herself short for sure! and allowing other mostly men to loath on her.like shes a piece of meat!but that’s another story for me to write about.right now I m focusing on self image and self esteem and why we should love ourselves.cause god created us and he makes no mistakes!my point in all of this is..we need to look in to that mirror every single day and say im beautiful im full of flaws but that’s ok cause I am me and god created me in his image.im no holy roller at all.infact I don’t go to church ,but I do have a strong faith in God. I wanna share this paragraph in this book with everybody and I hope my story helps some of you,who think your ugly and not worthy.we all posess beauty nomatter our skin color,nomatter our flaws.embrace your flaws,cause that is part of your uniqueness that’s what makes you beautiful!
A water bearer carries two large pots on a yoke across his shoulders up a hill from the river to his masters house each day. One has a crack and leaks half its water out each day before arriving at the house.The other pot is perfect and always delivers a full portion of water after the long walk from the river.
Finally after years of arriving half empty and feeling guilty,the cracked pot apologized to the water bearer.It was misearable,I’m sorry that I couldn’t accomplish what the perfect pot did.”
The water bearer said,What do you have to apologize for?
After all this time,I still only deliver half my load of water.I make more work for you because of my flaw”
The man smiled and told the pot,Take note of all the lovely flowers growing on the side of the path where I carried you. The flowers grew so lovly because of the water you leaked.There are no flowers on the perfect pot’s side.”
I would like to say that there is no “perfect” pot .All of us have a past or hurts or issues we are dealing with. To shorten this a bit.my point is this,that our past—or what we might see as flaws can create beauty.You and I must understand,Really understand,All the way to our core,that we are beautiful,Just as we are!!