Hi guys! It’s me, Harlie, showing off my belly, my birthmarks, my big lips , and my pride! And it’s all in one photo! This is my second time posting here and this time, it’s not my life story. It’s an epiphany!
One morning, not too long ago, I looked in the mirror and said to myself "Today, Harlie, you are not going to criticize yourself. You are going to love yourself! You are gorgeous! Savvy?" And I went off to do my daily activities, classes, etc etc. But I kept telling myself throughout the day "You happy, beautiful girl. " I got more compliments in one day than I have in a good chunk of my life.
It’s a daily goal of mine to offer everybody I interact with a sincere compliment. I don’t always believe in empty ones and mean every word I say. And truth is, I like to think I brightened their day a little bit more too. Because everyone is beautiful, down to their socks.
Also, that same day, the cute girl who lives across from me whom I’ve had a huge crush on for an eternity asked to hang out with me alone.
Y’know. A lot of good things happen when you love yourself.