You Might Be Pretty,

You Might Be Pretty, but are You Beautiful?

By Eryn Pierce

 

This article is for anyone who has ever felt self-conscious about their looks in one way or anotherJ

 

I’m short, chubby, and don’t have many common qualifications to be considered ‘pretty’ by most standards. I don’t have guys rushing up to get my number. No secret admirer has ever fallen in love with me from afar. I don’t think many people take a second glance after seeing me. And sometimes I get down about that. But then I remember I might not exactly be pretty, but I know for a FACT that I am beautiful. Here are five non-superficial ways to be beautiful every single day.

 

1. BE KIND

  • give compliments to strangers
  • smile and make eye contact to people you don’t know
  • make someone feel about themselves the way you feel when someone random is nice to you

 

2. BE CONFIDENT

  • own who you are!
  • self love baby
  • your confidence will rub off on the people you’re around
  • others will notice your confidence glow

 

3. RADIATE POSITIVITY

  • focus on the good in every situation
  • keep your words and actions positive
  • support and encourage those around you

 

4. BE HONEST

  • transparency shows you are genuine
  • the truth is never the wrong answer (unless it’s unnecessary and possibly hurtful)

 

5. ACT EMPATHETICALLY- The Golden Rule

  • Consider how your actions affect others
  • Put yourself in someone else’s shoes before you say or do something
  • Act in a way that distributes only happiness
  • “Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated”

 

These five things are not absolute. I am constantly working to be a better person and love myself more every day. I know, though, that with each good deed and kind word or action, I am showing the world how beautiful I really am.

 

I invite you to do the same.