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"You're incredibly beautiful..."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This morning, I woke up to a message from a college friend. It was in regards to my Headed Healthy blog, which he stumbled upon yesterday.

He was shocked to hear about my struggles with food and body image during the school year, and had no idea how deeply it all affected me.

He mentioned how much he likes me as a person, and how he did from the moment we first met. He wished he could have helped me more. Then he spoke to the fact that he knew about the mild crush I entertained throughout the year, stated that he was sorry nothing was able to develop given the time constraints, and ended with a wonderful line:

"You're incredibly beautiful, and that's the least interesting thing about you."

This message was so unexpected, and yet exactly what I needed.

It is a reminder that I don't have to settle for people who don't appreciate me, or make everyone like me. It is a testament to my personality. And it is a sign that I do have the strength to continue pushing forward in my life - be it in weight loss, healthy living, school, work...anything and everything.

I am worth more than a few opinions. I have inner and outer beauty. I am valuable. I am strong.

And so are you.

"You're incredibly beautiful, and that's the least interesting thing about you." :)
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  • v ARIELLA_
    Thank you, everyone! The person in question really is lovely, and I'm thankful that he took the time to share his thoughts! It helped me, and I hope by some extension, it was able to help you all in some way! :)
    1093 days ago
  • v CUTIE327
    Aww that was sweet. He definitely sounds like a great person.
    1094 days ago
  • v NEWANDHEALTHY13
    That was sweet of him but you know what I loved most is that it triggered such an amazing realization in you. I hope you keep reminding yourself of that all the time :-)
    1098 days ago
  • v KAYELLEBEE
    This is exactly what I needed right now - a confidence booster mid-fitness slump! Also, your blog entry about making fitness fun is a great reminder to me to make sure that exercise is something I enjoy, not a chore.

    Thanks for being a positive influence!
    1098 days ago
  • v NANNABLACK
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    1098 days ago
  • v CINDYBEL
    Wow. He's definitely a special person. That is a great comment.
    1099 days ago
  • v JANMARKUE
    What a great blog entry! Thanks!
    1099 days ago
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