"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. "
I love that quote. As I wander around on my morning walks, I notice all of the flowers in my neighborhood.
The flowers don't compete with each other.
They don't look at the flower next to them and think, uh oh I am not as thin as that flower.
or that flower is prettier than me.
or people don't like me as much as they like that flower.
As women, we tend to spend too much time agonizing over the norms that society has set for us. As we age, we realize that just like the flowers, we are all beautiful in our own right.
We were created to be beautiful just as we are, to grow and lift our faces to the sun, and shine as the individuals we were meant to be.
So, I hope as you pass a mirror today, you will pause and look at yourself and say, "I love you and you are perfect just the way you are."
You are certainly perfect to me.