My health journey has been mostly internal and this is the very truth that changed my behavior. Our culture communicates that our worth as women is found in our desirability. When we choose to believe that we lose sight of our individual calling, our skills and abilities cease to matter, we are consumed with chasing something we can never achieve.
Even the most beautiful women in the world are criticized! They are chasing youth and having surgery to look prettier and younger and still they are forgotten when someone younger and prettier comes along. We envy them but they aren't try known or respected, just lusted after.
You are beautiful, those who know you probably tell you all the time, but it falls on deaf ears as you compare yourself to whatever beauty trend is popular this minute. It's not your responsibility to be beautiful, it's your responsibility to take your unique gifts and abilities and focus your time and attention in a way that makes you excited to live, excited to be you!
Your beauty is to be desired by one person, the person you choose to spend your life with and, even then, that person is going to care so much more about who you are than what you look like. You are more than enough.
So, don't be caught up with unattainable beauty standards, be caught up with living your life, discovering who you are, and doing something amazing with the time you have. You have infinitely more to add to this world than physical beauty that fades. 💗