Mistakes are terrible things. They really rip out the fabric of our structure and threaten to destroy everything we hold dear. Of course, sometimes mistakes come out of choice and all that’s left is to take the blame. That’s when we really need to pay attention. However, there are moments when mistakes happen to show us what we can learn. In those instances, it’s important to remember that we can’t let fear, anger, or any other emotion, stop us from learning our lesson. We have to keep our heads held high.

Enough of the rambling, though. I want to get down to the nitty-gritty. As I sit here typing away, I can’t help but think about the many times I’ve made a mistake. In a world where Facebook and Instagram are the faces of our identities, it’s easy to imagine that from the outside, people are living happy and wonderful lives. Those social media accounts are sometimes the reason we strive to be more like “happy folk.” The problem isn’t that they’re happy. It’s trying to figure out whether or not they’re really happy or faking it on a colossal level.

Why can’t people be more genuine? Is it hard to really be yourself on social media. Obviously, I have no room to talk. I sit and wonder all the time if I’m doing the right thing. Even with the truth screaming in my face, telling me I’m doing a wonderful job, I find a way to doubt it. Seems insane, I know. But I know I’m not the only one who does it. We all have a tendency to worry too much and let our worries get the best of us. So, back to the original question…why can’t people be more genuine?

Personally, I think the main reason is fear. People don’t want to push past what they’re afraid of which consists of imperfections, bad angles, blurry pictures and unfiltered photos. I’ve fell victim to multiple. We all do at one point or another. All we can really do is remind ourselves one simple truth. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. And if you don’t believe it, tell yourself again. We are all messed up in some way, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t beautiful. Inside and out, we all fit into the spectrum of beauty. So embrace your looks and personality. It’s who you are.

I know this is easier said than done, but with patience, love, and understanding for the care of yourself, you can overcome more than you know. I understand first hand the power of self love and care. It opens doors and heals pieces of your soul. I can’t promise you’ll find the answers to life, but you will definitely live a better life. And isn’t that worth it, to tell yourself I love you everyday? It’s make all the difference, even if it’s just said once a day.

Blessed Be.

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