Let me start with this, you are beautiful. No matter what modern-day society is telling you, you are perfect the way you are. You need to know that.
I’ve been there. I’ve been to the point where I wanted to hide in my room and never come out. I’ve been to the point where I felt like make-up was the only solution. I’ve been to the point of insane jealousy over these fake celebrities with “perfect bodies.”
The feeling of needing the approval of everyone around you. You see the ‘cool’ kids who can effortlessly look flawless. You feel that even on the worst day, they look better than you on your best day.
You need to know you’re perfect. If you’re constantly comparing yourself to today’s standards of ‘beauty,’ you’ll never compare because these people don’t even look like that. Do you want to look so fake that you don’t even look like you anymore?
Those freckles on your cheek, the stretch marks on your thighs, the acne on your forehead. That’s what makes you human. That's what's going to make some guy fall so in love in with you.
A laugh like no one else's brings a smile to everyone's faces. Who dictates if your laugh has to sound a certain way? Or smile a certain way?
That one of a kind outfit you have on? Yeah, you know exactly which one I'm talking about. So what if it's not name brand or so what if it doesn't match? It's all about expressing yourself so if polka dots and stripes is how you do that, then do it.
That one hair that is out of place or starting to turn gray.. who cares. You have a million other hairs. And if they all decide to be out of place, embrace it. No one is telling you that you have to straighten or curl your hair every day (and it's better for your hair if you don't).
Being you and loving who you are isn't about everyone else loving you and your hair and your clothes. It's about you completely and 100% embracing everything that you are, WITHOUT thinking of other people's opinions. Why are you going to try and dress up for society? They are always going to find something to pick at, no matter what. You're the only one who an be 100% down for you. You're the only one who can make you feel good when a boy has broken your heart for the millionth time.
You're the only one who can teach you what you deserve. That's key. Don't let someone walk all over you like a doormat. If you aren't being treated like the princess you are, then walk away now. If mama says they don't like them, then walk away right then. Mom knows best.
Most importantly, you need to know God hand-crafted and stitched you to the very being that you are. He took time out of his day to mold you to the specific human that you are. He loves every inch of your stretch marks or wild laugh. You need to love and embrace who you are before you allow someone else to do the same.