You Don’t Owe The World Pretty
Every girl wants to be pretty. Though we know that focusing on our looks can be shallow, we want it. We want it more than anything. It doesn’t matter that we know we are worth more than the reflection in the mirror. It doesn’t matter if we see other attributes as more worthwhile than beauty. We still want it. Looks may not matter in the grand scheme of our lives, but we live in a world where they do. Billboards show women with perfect smiles and ideal body types. Ads consume the world we live in. They play on our desires and capitalize on our imperfections. And we crave the comfort of knowing our physical attributes are enough to be worth looking at.
But, there are other types of “pretty” that we aspire to be. Pretty smart, pretty funny, or pretty talented. We seek to be motivated, successful or kind. We all around want to be pretty great. We just want to be pretty something. More than average. A significant amount of some quality that matters to us. We want to be something great.
You are worth more than pretty.
You are intelligent. Your ideas are worth spreading to the world. The knowledge you possess has the power to change and shape the world around you.
You are amusing. Others smile when you are around. Your value is in the way you make people feel. Your presence impacts the lives of others.
You are accomplished. You have worked hard to achieve great things. Your hard work is paying off and will continue to pay off. The future is a canvas waiting for you to add your colors.
You are worthwhile. Though it sometimes feels that your life is heading in the wrong directions, you are where you are meant to be. You are constantly moving closer towards the goals you have set for yourself. Nothing can stop you from the great differences you will make in this world.
You are beautiful. You are an exquisite piece of art. Beauty not only graces your outer features, but also the inner weavings of your mind and soul.
You are so much more than pretty. You are extraordinary. The incredible contributions you will make to this world matter. You deserve to know your value. You deserve to find your strengths and to feel confident about the important place you hold in this world.
Don’t settle for pretty. You are so, so much more.