Sunday, February 13, 2011
I know I haven't blogged in a while (because I've been so busy with school/life) but I'm going to start trying to find the time because it's fun! :) I have a huge post on winter fashion/outfits coming soon and one on winter baking, etc. but for now I have a different topic to discuss.
Today someone said something to me that made me think. A young girl said something like "Gabby, why don't I ever hear you complain that you're ugly?" right after she had just said how much she hated her face. It's really sad that a lot of young girls think it's completely normal or right to constantly complain about how ugly/not pretty/fat they think some part of their body is. I see this in person and even on the internet when they see a picture of themselves and always have to say some derogatory comment about how they look. These girls are perfectly normal, gorgeous little girls and it's so sad to think that they cannot look at themselves and say or think something nice. I'm not saying I never feel insecure about myself or my body because ,of course, everyone does, but I don't really see the need to put myself down for no reason or to fit in. There's a great example of this in the film "Mean Girls" when all the girls are standing in front of the mirror and they each take a turn saying what they hate about themselves and then stare at Cady, waiting for her to complain about herself as if it was perfectly acceptable and expected thing to do.
This is something that needs to be stopped. Whenever I hear these girls say negative things about themselves or write them on a picture on Facebook, I tell them they are beautiful and should stop complaining. Self-esteem is very important for a girl, especially young girls. Do you do this or see girls (or guys?) doing this? Stop it! Really, right now! The next time you hear something like this, tell the person something positive about themselves. Everyone is beautiful in their own way! I know it sounds cheesy, but it's true! :) Compliment people once in a while, it can really help their self-confidence and it might make their day. If you catch yourself doing this, look in the mirror and tell yourself three things you love about yourself, inside and out. Also, when someone compliments you, don't feel like you need to immediately disagree with them. Just say thank you, smile, and maybe even try to compliment them back.
Okay, that's it for now. Thanks for reading! Remember you're all beautiful! Please comment below and tell me what you love about yourself, both inside and out! :) (Example: I love my hair and my eyes. I also love that I do well in college.)
-Xoxo Gabriella ;)
(my sad attempt at looking like I'm blowing a
kiss...haha! It's good to laugh at yourself