In my opinion, my middle daughter Brooke is absolutely stunning. Below is a picture of her. See the baby towel on her head? That’s her “Long hair”:
You see, Brooke’s hair grows incredibly slow – but it’s a beautiful white blonde. Unfortunately, Brooke believes that long hair makes you beautiful. Every morning I have to tell her to take her pajama pants off of her head. She pretends it’s her long hair. Occasionally I don’t feel like fighting her, and I let her go to daycare with her pants on her head.
I don’t know why she believes she HAS to have long hair to be beautiful. Perhaps it’s because both myself and my oldest daughter have long hair that grows like weeds. Perhaps its because every fairy, princess and even Barbie that she sees has long hair.
I’ve been trying to teach her that it’s not hair, or eye colour, or body shape that makes someone beautiful.
Instead it’s this:
In my opinion, the most beautiful thing a person can do is smile.
It doesn’t matter what size you are, whether you’re wearing designer clothes, or yoga pants from Old Navy. The most beautiful thing is a smile.
Today, I want you to forget about the numbers on the scale, and the scoop of ice cream you had for dessert last night, or how long your hair is. There’s no point in fretting over that.
Instead I want you to be the most beautiful you there ever was – I want you to walk around and smile. Smile at everyone you see!
It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body… the heart. ~Author Unknown