“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
Sound like something that you could do? Could you live your life to the fullest and fight for your dreams? If you are on Sparkpeople, I'm sure you are fighting every day to achieve your goals. You are striving to eat healthier, exercise more, and make smarter choices. In all of this, have you found you? Have you searched way down inside to find out who you really are and who you want to be?
Many times I've found myself doing this same thing. It was not until recently that I actually found who I am. I had to look deep down inside myself. I had to search the deep crevices of my soul. Most importantly, though, I had to find the beauty inside of me and around me.
During my journey to find me, I've discovered, most importantly, that I need to stop comparing myself to others. I have had to stop looking at what others have, whether it be long, perfect legs, flat bellies, or slim arms. I had to look at what I have and find what is beautiful about me.
I now find myself beautiful in several ways. Did it happen immediately? Nope! I have learned that sometimes one has to "fake it till they make it", and this is just the same. If I keep reaffirming what I think to be true, it will become true.
Similarly, if I stop once a day to find something beautiful around me, my life becomes better. I become happy at the sight of the simplest things: butterflies, slobbering dogs, couples holding hands, someone holding a door open for someone else. Just seeing these things makes me understand that everywhere I go, everywhere I look, something beautiful reveals itself to me. True, our world is littered with war and hatred, but in the midst of those evil things, beauty exists.
Because this idea has really helped me become a happier person, I've decided to share this with you all. I've created a Sparkteam called "Beautiful from Every Dimension". Through this team, I hope to boost spirits through positivity and a desire to uplift spirits. If you're interested, come on over and check it out! I'd love to see you all there!
And remember, you are beautiful! Don't you forget it!