you’d be just as unhappy as you are now if you looked like me. it ain’t about what you look like.
Lol looking “pretty” and being “popular” won’t change a darn thing about your mental state. You would be JUST as unhappy with those things. You’d probably feel even more hopeless because you achieved the “magical things” you thought you needed to be happy and then there you are with them, still just as unhappy. Make sense?
IT’S ALL IN YOUR MIND. IT IS 100000000% ABOUT YOUR MENTAL STATE. If you tell yourself you like your body, look in the mirror and say “I AM BEAUTIFUL AND NOBODY’S OPINION WILL EVER CHANGE THAT” 1,000 times ‘til you believe it, dress in more flattering clothes, and walk with confidence and be really nice to yourself, YOU’D LOVE YOUR BODY. It would ALL come true.
As long as you see yourself as an incomplete person who needs a different body and a different family and different friends and new clothes and a hot boyfriend to be happy, you will not be happy. You have to realize you are COMPLETE. You have everything you need! Everything you need is everything you have! I know so many pretty, rich, popular girls who are JUST as unhappy as all the people who watch their lives and wish they had them. Do you realize those pretty, popular people have like mad family problems or eating disorders or feel super lost about their futures or just have general self esteem issues? THEY ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
Because when people tell your you’re pretty all the time or put SO much attention on your appearance, after a while you start to believe that’s all you have to offer. AND THAT IS A HORRIBLY DEPRESSING CONCEPT. I believed my appearance was all I had to offer when I was 15. I also thought that some days I was the prettiest girl in the whole world (literally) and then other days I was the ugliest person ever. AS LONG AS YOUR SELF ESTEEM IS BASED ON SHALLOW THINGS THAT ARE ALWAYS CHANGING, YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY.
You are worthy because you are alive. You deserve to be happy because God created you. You’re good enough because you exist. You can make all the mistakes in the world and ruin everything but you will ALWAYS be able to do something good. THAT is why you are good enough. Make sense?
We gotta stop seeing ourselves as an image and start seeing ourselves as HUMAN BEINGS. Humans have flaws, weaknesses, strengths and talents. We are COMPLETE in our incompleteness. Life isn’t a before and after, it’s a BOOK with CHAPTERS. Hills and valleys, ups and downs… It’s not gonna be all good times or all bad times, unlike what most whack people say these days. We succeed because we fail. We win because we have lost. Hang in there, it’ll get so much better if you keep a positive mind and ignore all the depressed people around you (probably 990 out of every 1,000 people you meet are lost and unhappy. No need to listen to them)
Lol yeah I feel ya. I had an awesome English teacher and most of my other teachers in college were pretty good but at the same time I was like ugh homework. Ugh 6 am. Ugh wearing a back brace under a sweatshirt in the Northern California heat of May. Ugh braces. Ugh microwaved oatmeal for breakfast. Ugh cute guys everywhere that are like 5 years older than me
WHY GOD WHY HEAVENLY FATHER WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME
I would send them this video as I would send it to anyone who’s not having a phenomenally awesome life right now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q8RpEFa1No
Haha it’s so inspiring I feel like if I were thinking about ending my life this would totally stop me <3
i’m that friend that has to walk behind the others when the sidewalk doesn’t fit a group of three
im a hostess at a restaurant and my favorite thing to do is ask 14/15 year old boys who are out on dates if they want a kids menu
i love you