July 28, 2014

Be Your Own Kind of Amazing

People are beautiful.  I love people watching and taking in the beauty of every day life and the tiny differences in each human that make them unique.  It's such a good thing to appreciate the beauty in other people, but you have to appreciate the beauty in yourself too.

When I looked in a mirror, I used to always see a pretty plain, normal looking person, but I'm beautiful too.  The older I get, the more comfortable I feel.  There are features that have been passed down to me from my parents, my aunts, my grandmothers and their mothers.  My hair, my figure, my loud voice.  I am grateful for those things that make me unique.

I have no idea how to wear makeup and I struggle with hair that isn't a top knot, but I own it and feel comfortable.  I love when my hair looks more red than blond.  I love the way that my hair air dries with natural waves.  I love the color of my eyes which is best described as hazel.


I finally embrace the fact that I will need glasses/contacts forever.  I love that I get freckles on my shoulders & arms.  My finger nails grow really fast and really strong and so does my hair (and no, I'm not taking prenatal vitamins.)  I have really long toes (fingers if you will) and I love them.  


Embrace it all.  You are who you are and as soon as you love that person, you will find yourself in a happier and easier place.  Be your own kind of amazing - you know, like my shirt says.

Happy Monday.  Love yourself, love your week and go love some other people.  I'm heading home from Nashville today so I'm probably pouting a little bit, but I'll get over it.  Also, watch this video, because it is beautiful and these women are amazing.



Linking up with The Florkens - one of the most beautiful couples I know :)

20 comments:

  1. Well if this wasn't the most perfect thing to read first thing this morning, I don't know what is! Well written, friend. And you're right, you are beautiful! xoxoxo

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  2. This was such a fabulous post to start the week. And now I have Christina Aguilera's Beautiful in my head. Which is a good thing, I love her. I think everyone reaches a point where we have to embrace who we are, and learn to love the traits we've been given.

    Amazing post! <3 safe trip home"

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  3. you are absolutely gorgeous :) very well written, i think getting older has helped me embrace myself, flaws and all. i struggled as a youngen!

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  4. Love it! Very well written.

    Safe travels.

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  5. Annnnd I'm going to need to see a picture of these finger toes.

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  6. Awesome post for a Monday morning girlfriend! :)

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  7. You are not only beautiful (because YOU ARE beautiful), but you are damn awesome too! Love your picture of you in the glasses!!

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  8. One - you are such a natural beauty! Two - I need that shirt since yesterday. And three - can you please tell me how you rock those glasses.

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  9. Love, love, love this post! I've recently been thinking about how stupidly insecure I was when I was younger-- even in college.

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  10. Man -- that last line could make a girl cry! Ok -- wiping tears and moving on, I love the "freckles on your shoulders" part. I love, love, love that! I have freckles on mine too and I've always liked them -- even though it has taken time to come to love the freckles on my face. I really love this post.. not to mention the BEAUTIFUL woman in it! Seriously! You are so pretty -- inside and out my friend!

    Thank you SO much for linking up with us!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  11. i love your take on this! there used to be things i hated about myself, but now i can't imagine changing them or even wishing to change them. my nose is my fathers, my jawline my mothers. if i changed them it would be like i was saying to them what they gave me wasn't good enough. great post

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  12. Gorgeous pictures!!! I feel very similar to you. Plain jane in the mirror... but keep looking and something else emerges! :)

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  13. I love that you embrace your freckles... I love mine, too! :) And that was a beautiful video...thanks for sharing it!!! :D

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  14. SUPPORT. it makes me so sad when people pick themselves apart...we are all beautiful; we all have strengths. don't let others define who you are - love YOURSELF!! this is what i teach my 6yr old every day.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  15. I am such a fan of "be your own kind of amazing." We can each be ourselves and thus be beautiful, just for being ourselves.

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  16. Great post and I couldn't agree more!
    Ps: I have that shirt too and every time I wear it I love it because it always give me that little extra reminder!

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  17. you look fantastic - and don't worry, i'll need glasses/contacts forever too! thanks for linking up with us :)

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  18. This post makes me so happy. You are beautiful and I love the way you embrace it :)

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Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.