I used to compare myself to others. I’m almost positive that everyone has. It is a bad habit that most people are not even aware they do. Think of it like this: a bouquet of one kind of flowers doesn’t look as good as a bouquet of all different flowers. You wouldn’t compare one flower’s beauty to another flower’s. One tree isn’t any prettier or uglier than any other tree. You wouldn’t compare the cuteness of one puppy to the cuteness of another, so why do we, as human beings do it to each other? Aren’t we all the same on the inside? Aren’t we supposed to be equal? We are taught that all flowers are pretty, but are we taught that all humans are beautiful? By comparing yourself to another person, you are saying that you so not respect your body enough to love it. We are a part of nature and we need to look at each other the same way we look at nature, with admiration and acceptance. You have to believe that you are worthy, that you cannot be compared to anyone because you are unique and there is not one person in this whole world that is like you. Out of the 7 billion people in the world, no one has the same smile as you, no one has the same goofy laugh and amazing sense of humor that you do. You need to treasure it. Dare to be yourself because that is truly when you are most beautiful.
Keep smiling and believe that you are a force to be reckoned with, you are an awesome and beautiful part of nature.
I’m part of an awesome organization called Orange Coast Optimist Club, a club of a lot of people, young and old, that play basketball and other sports against other organizations. We also do community service and we try to have a different event and a meeting every month. I plan the activities and help other plan as well. In the month of November, we collected various canned foods and put them together in baskets to give to needy families for thanksgiving. In December, we volunteered at a mental hospital and played holiday bingo with the patients there and gave them presents. Seeing people smile because I was able to help them was extremely rewarding. It was also a very eye-opening experience to see how people have to live and to understand that I am extremely lucky for everything that I have and that I need to be more grateful towards the people that make my life the great thing that it is. In a couple months we will be hosting an Easter Party for kids that don’t have homes and we will be going to a nursing home to play bingo with the residents there. These experiences and many more have helped me believe in myself and accept that I can make a difference in someone’s life and leave them better than I found them. For everyone struggling to believe in themselves, I encourage you to do charity work and really get into it and have fun because it is a truly rewarding and liberating experience.
Keep smiling and help someone today!
It’s easy to get caught up in things and sometimes you just have to prioritize. But how many times have you put yourself first? More often than not, I find myself so caught up in one thing that I forget about treating myself with respect and love. I’m here to help you start truly believing in yourself. So come on a journey with me towards greater self love and acceptance. 🙂