Last year in my writing class, I did a project on the Dove Real Beauty Sketches. THIS is powerful. Watch it:
Dove also has a separate but similar mission called "Girls Self Esteem." You can look into that on their website. I will post the links at the bottom of this post.
I am going to guess just about all of you have heard Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," but you probably haven't seen the music video...kind of intense, hard to watch...take a look:
I leave you with this...I challenge you to compliment yourself and someone else today. Start your day with a grateful heart, and instill it in someone else who might be silently looking for encouragement.
Seek my face more and more. You are really just beginning your journey of intimacy with me. It is not an easy road, but it is a delightful and privileged way: a treasure hunt. I am the Treasure, and the Glory of My Presence glistens and shimmers along the way. Hardships are part of the journey, too. I mete them out ever so carefully, in just the right dosage, with a tenderness you can hardly imagine. Do not recoil from afflictions, since they are among my most favored gifts. Trust me and don't be afraid, for I am your Strength and Song.
Psalm 27:8; 2 Corinthians 4:7; Isaiah 12:2
It's not always easy, but you must remember that you are beautiful.