I’ve never worn makeup, mostly because my parents have never let me. Honestly though, now that I’m older, I don’t really care about wearing makeup. Recently, I’ve realized that I am beautiful. Ever since I was little, people (mostly my relatives and my parent’s friends) have told me how pretty or how beautiful I am. I would smile and politely say thank you, but I would never really believe them – I always thought that they were “just saying that” to be nice. Isn’t it funny how we try to deceive ourselves, even when we truly want to believe something?
In the last year though, I’ve realized that I am beautiful – and not just on the outside, but on the inside too. I am so blessed to have friends who will tell me that I’m beautiful. On my birthday, my friend told me: “Happy birthday to a beautiful girl on the inside and out!!!!! Seriously words cannot express your beauty!!! You’re such a sweet girl! I love you so much!I hope your birthday is as incredible as you are!!! ” This made me feel so incredibly loved and blessed that I couldn’t wipe the smile of pure joy off my face for the longest time!
I’ve never had to deal with acne; I only get zits occasionally. For a while though, I thought I was fat, just because my thighs seemed to be a little bigger than those of my best friend – but then I stopped myself, because my friend is SUPER petite. I weight a little more than some girls my age because I’m tall (5 foot, 6 inches). Whenever I would tell my mom that I felt fat, she would look at me and say, “Sarah, you’re tall – you’re gonna weigh a little more than other girls. But seriously, you’re THIN, girl!”
I feel so blessed to have people around me who encourage me and tell me that I’m pretty, that I’m beautiful. Now when people tell me, “Sarah, you look so pretty today!” I say: “Thank you! You look very nice too!” And the smile lights up my face. I love everything about me now; especially my eyes and my smile. My friend also told me: “Whenever I see you smile, I want to smile too! It makes me so happy!”
And that is DEFINITELY worth more than all the makeup in the world 🙂