I saw a little movie by Dove
circling the internet on Tuesday morning.
I didn't feel like watching it
because I was having a non beautiful day.
The last thing on my list of things to do
was watch that 'feel good' movie.
Who has time for feeling good
when you are in a grumpy mood, right?
Finally, after seeing it blasted
on every human's facebook wall,
I conceded and watched.
I found myself shaking my head yes.
I found myself wiping my eyes.
I found myself thinking
of all the beautiful women I know
who don't think they are beautiful.
My best friend Jen.
My sister Betsy.
My friend George's mom, Mrs. Blood.
All of these beautiful women
don't think they are that pretty.
I think they are the most beautiful
girls in the world.
I shared the video on facebook
and sure enough,
People wrote that they cried.
People shared it.
It was a nice feeling to share some joy on a grumpy day.
Today I read a post about how Dove
doesn't really care about women.
They only promoted
blonde haired, blue eyed, skinny women.
I don't know about Dove,
but this is what I do know about me.
I see beautiful women every day.
I see beautiful women who feel badly about themselves.
I see one when I look in the mirror.
I think we need to embrace our beauty.
There is beauty in the women all around us.
Take time today to make someone feel beautiful.
And then, and perhaps most importantly, look in the mirror today,
and find your beauty.
It is there, no matter what you think.
Trust me, I know.
My friend Drew shared this parody about the video
I died laughing.
Watch it and see what I mean.