I was sitting on my bed this afternoon for my usual routine between morning class and night class at ballet: make some tea, work on school, take thousands of instagram and snapchat breaks, etc. For some reason I ended up watching youtube videos for a while (when I should have been studying) of young ballet dancers close to my age and A LOT better than me. This is no false modesty, I can say that there are honestly tons of ballet students out there with a lot more abilities than me, but that doesn’t make me any less. I’ve sort of had to teach myself over the last few years that loving yourself is often being honest with yourself. Some people think that self love is just staring in the mirror and saying, “Wow you’re the hottest person alive and you have the perfect body.” Sorry, but lying to yourself isn’t loving yourself. Loving yourself is accepting who you are, what you are, and what you were put on this earth to do. Loving yourself is recognizing that God created us exactly the way we are supposed to be and trying to change that based on worldy standards won’t make us happy. We can always better ourselves, but changing the things that make us who we are will not make us happy. Love yourself, but don’t lie to yourself.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.