Do you look in the mirror and love what you see every day? You should. However, I am 99 percent positive that the majority of us don’t.

See, when I glance at the figure in the mirror, it goes a little like this:

Fat, acne, big nose, more fat, large face, crooked smile, the continuing of the fat saga, and so on.

Maybe your mirror doesn’t relay these things back to you. Maybe, instead, it’s spider veins, a long neck, moles, freckled cheeks, muffin top, bony hands, or anything else for that matter.

I know there are days for all of us that I refer to as “confidence highs” where we do admire some of our better features. However, I am almost certain that I am not the only one who has a hard time finding those admirable qualities on a normal day.

Why do we have this problem?

In a given day, I sometimes receive compliments on my eye color, my hair or my fashion sense. I get told that I am beautiful, and I know when I look in that mirror I am highly over reacting. We spend the most time with ourselves, so of course we are going to notice our flaws more frequently than others. Still, we shouldn’t rid ourselves of the beauty that is instilled in us.

Also, when you look in the mirror, physicality shouldn’t be what you see. You should see a smile that shows your happiness, hands that help others in need, feet that allow you to walk and explore other beauty on this Earth, and more than that, you should see inside you. Regardless of what anyone else says, inward beauty far exceeds outward beauty. I know that is hard to believe in today’s time, but it is so true!

So to anyone who is looking in that mirror today, seeing a reflection they wish wasn’t theirs, be proud of it instead. Wear it with pride and say to yourself, “you know what, I’ve got some pretty great things to offer. Thank you, God, for the person you have made me.”

I promise you are all beautiful.

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” –Sophia Loren