Read the following recently & wanted to share it. I think it's so important to remember all this at any age, but especially those growing up in this age of "keeping up with Joneses" on social media. It can be easy to have feelings of inadequacy in comparing ourselves to others .
News flash... people don't typically share the bad stuff... they share the good stuff. They stuff they want you to see or know.
It's mostly "smoke & mirrors." Pictures posted are the good ones, not necessarily the "real" ones.
Filters cover lines & wrinkles. Makeup covers imperfections.
Personalities can't be covered though. What you're putting into this world, can't be faked... or if it is... it will be shown eventually.
Kindness & love shown for others makes someone beautiful... not makeup & hairspray.
It's easier to realize with age & wisdom... that what defines us isn't what we readily think when we look in the mirror or compare ourselves to others. It's so much more than that.
I really love this...
You are not your age
Nor the size of the clothes you wear
You are not a weight
Or the color of your hair
You are not your name
Or the dimples in your cheeks
You are all the books you read
All the words you speak
You are your croaky morning voice
And the smiles you try to hide
You're the sweetness in your laughter
And every tear you've cried
You're the songs you sing so loudly
When you know you're all alone
You're the places you've been to
And the one that you call home
You're the things you believe in
And the people that you love
You're the photos in your bedroom
And the future you dream of
You're made of so much beauty
But it seems that you forgot
When you decided that you were defined
By all the things you're not