Be amazed NOW.
I dare you, I dare you to see your own beauty. RIGHT NOW.
Can you do it?
Go. Be amazed now. Not later. Not years from now.
Nobody wants to get to the end of their life and say, "I wish I'd realized I was beautiful. I wish I saw."
I started this campaign a few days ago on my Facebook page and the response has been amazing. For many women, posting a picture of their own face and allowing themselves to recognize their own beauty was too far out of their comfort zones. They had never looked at themselves as beautiful before. They had been taught to not acknowledge their own beauty.
Whatever the reason, this isn't always easy for people. But here's the catch. I promise you this: you will look back and wonder why you didn't see it. Tell me that you have not looked back on a photo where at the time you thought you were [fill in the blank here with whatever suits you: fat, ugly, old, tired, boring] and seen in that photo someone beautiful. Tell me you have not shaken your fists at the sky asking Why? Why didn't i see it then? What was clouding my vision?You are beautiful now. What will it take to recognize that?
I bow to all the people (mainly women so far) who have had the courage to post a picture of their face, up close and personal. I know how scary it can be to look at ourselves.
What if we don't like what we see? What if other people don't like it? What if? What if?
Oh, the world of what if banging at the door. Hammering away until it's all we know. The what ifs climbing the walls and sleeping in bed with us. The what ifs will swallow us whole if we let them so the key is to look the what if in the eye and say "What if I am beautiful right now? What then?"Take a picture of your face and remember that in ten years time you will be amazed at how gorgeous you WERE. Be amazed Now.
I dare you.
Take the #mybeautynow challenge.
Take a picture of your face. The world eagerly awaits your beauty. Go. Post your picture.