Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
There are many things that make me different; I’m not quite sure if any of them light people up, but I know I am different.
For one: look at this hair! It’s quite hard to disappear into a crowd with a head full of curls such as these. Especially nowadays, when nearly every girl on the street has the same long-straight-hair-with-swoopy-bangs hairstyle, I value my different hair. I’ve been told many times that my hair simply “fits” me, and that if I were anyone else it would not look good. I guess I can take that as a compliment!
Two: I’m about as pale as a piece of paper. And not the tan-ish recycled paper, the white paper that you use in your printer. Simple explanation: I can’t tan. I burn. When the burn fades I’m pale again, if not paler than before. I lather on sunscreen multiple times to keep from burning, but I still burn, and then I’m white again. I like to flaunt it though. Again, nearly everyone these days is orange. ORANGE IS NOT A SKIN COLOR, yet you still see ORANGE people walking down the street like a bunch of overgrown Oompa Loompas. I personally find fake-baking disgusting, and don’t see why anyone would ever want to put themselves through that just to have leathery skin as an adult. Bleh.
Third: I’m self confident. Not that many people can say that about themselves. But I know that I have the strength to walk into any building with my head held high despite (or in spite of?) however I may look on that particular day. From my translucently pale skin to my crazy auburn hair, I am confident no matter how I look or who I’m with.
Last (maybe): I consider myself to be creative. It may not seem like anything extraordinary, but I know many people who can’t even color inside the lines. I, on the other hand, taught myself how to crochet at age fifteen (I know I seem to be bringing that up a lot recently, but I just got back into it and I’m trying to promote myself here). On top of being able to create such fantastic blankets and scarves from a mere ball of yarn, I am able to sell them and have begun to do so here.
These are the things that make me different, beautifully, and I am very much proud of them.