Three words, that are more than true, but why do we have such a hard time believing them? Why is it that the few hurtful words easily over power the handfuls of positive ones? In our society today beauty is a lie. The girls on the magazines are fake, and photo-shopped. Girls, feel the need to wear pounds, and pounds of make-up in order to be beautiful, which ultimately hides their true beauty. We wonder why girls are this way, we wonder why girls throw themselves as guys for attention, we wonder why girls can't *just be real*. But you see, you're asking too much, you're asking for girls to be real in a world where "beauty" is fake, it's a lie, we give girls standards that are impossible to reach, unless you're a photo on a computer screen, that's been altered and shrunk.
I think we've forgotten what beauty is. What does it mean to be beautiful? Putting others first, being humble, not shouting for attention, being sweet, and kind, having class and realizing that what's in your heart is enough to attract a man, who is genuinely interested in who you are, and not what your body looks like. Beauty is from within, when your heart is stunning, and beaming with love, gentleness, and kindness, when you try your best to see the best in others, you will be the most radiant, and beautiful girl.
Everyone is beautiful. It's as simple as that. We are all unique, creative, silly, courageous, funny, daring, sweet, and different in our own ways. Today's society pushes for everyone to be the same, for everyone to dress, and look the same. Long hair, long legs, a skinny waist, and a flawless face are societies standards for beauty, but that is impossible for anyone to reach. Their standards are outrageous, and too high. They don't realize that they are destroying girls, they are taking their confidence and telling them that they aren't enough. They are telling them they will never be beautiful, or amount to anything in this world. But this beauty is a lie, it's not beauty, it's harsh, and ugly. It's harmful, and destructive. Beauty is what you want it to be, whether it's short hair or long hair, whether it's skirts and dresses, or jeans and ball caps, whether it's make-up or no make-up, whether it's cheer leading, or band. You are you, and that is more than enough. Hold your head high, flash your stunning smile, and walk like you own the place, because you are your own kind of beautiful.
And you are enough.
And you are enough.