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Old 01-17-13, 08:43 AM   #1
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Is the person you were yesterday."

This is for you, if you've ever felt down on yourself.

Since I was a little girl, I've let my own jealousy of others stand in my way. It was always something different. I wanted to be outgoing and popular like my best friend, tall and gorgeous like a model. I wanted big boobs that boys would like. I loved school, but I didn't feel smart enough to love it. I loved playing kickball, but I didn't feel fast enough to play it.

This post is for anyone who has ever wished they were something different. For anyone who has ever felt ashamed of being depressed or anxious. For anyone who has ever wanted to be in a different body or different life.

You are here, and that's beautiful. You are you, and that's beautiful. You sell yourself short every day. Everything you have ever experienced in this world has made you the human you are, and no one has had the experiences you have. You are wonderful and lovable already. All you need to do is start believing it.
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Old 01-17-13, 05:05 PM   #2
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Thank you for posting that, it really helps to read things like that it's just keeping it in mind that is tricky
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Old 01-18-13, 08:13 AM   #3
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I know, it's tricky for me too. I hope this helps a little, though.
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Beautifully put, CrystalVisions.
If it's any consolation, being yourself gets easier as time marches on. I'm 51 now. A lot of skin gets sloughed in ones 30s and 40s and you become more comfortable in your skin. In my experience, i hasten to add.
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Very inspirational.
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Thank you friends.
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Old 01-19-13, 05:15 AM   #7
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I love it. Just I always fall short of my own expectations. I'm not sure I even compare myself to others anymore, just to what I think I should have been.
Er, I should stop this, thanks for sharing anyway :)
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I feel like I'm a worse person than I was yesterday.
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Is the person you were yesterday."

This is for you, if you've ever felt down on yourself.

Since I was a little girl, I've let my own jealousy of others stand in my way. It was always something different. I wanted to be outgoing and popular like my best friend, tall and gorgeous like a model. I wanted big boobs that boys would like. I loved school, but I didn't feel smart enough to love it. I loved playing kickball, but I didn't feel fast enough to play it.

This post is for anyone who has ever wished they were something different. For anyone who has ever felt ashamed of being depressed or anxious. For anyone who has ever wanted to be in a different body or different life.

You are here, and that's beautiful. You are you, and that's beautiful. You sell yourself short every day. Everything you have ever experienced in this world has made you the human you are, and no one has had the experiences you have. You are wonderful and lovable already. All you need to do is start believing it.

Your insight is valuable and appreciated! Very true!!!
Thanks for posting this!
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