From Our Readers: To the Girl Who Never Found Herself Beautiful
You wake up at 5AM and the second thing you do after getting up is to look at the mirror. You comb your hair using your fingers because you forgot where you put your hairbrush again. You stare at the girl looking back at you and think, "I look ugly." After taking a bath, you wear your uniform then look at the mirror again. "I look fat," you tell yourself.
To the girl never found herself valuable, she who loves looking at the mirror but hates the person looking back at her, to the girl who always loses her brush and always misses to comb her hair thinking it can change nothing.
To the girl who loves shopping and dressing up but can't buy the clothes she wants to wear because they won't fit, you hate seeing weighing scales because your weight might have increased again.
This is for the girl who was never the first choice, who is always left behind. To the girl who never experienced what it feels like to be loved by the person she loves in return. You always get yourself compared to your friends who are prettier than you.
To you who never got chosen by someone you love, who always makes the first move so that your crush can notice you, to you who always wonders why your friends effortlessly get their wants and demands while you strive hard to get yours. This is for the girl who did her best to look presentable and pretty but can't pass the standards of others.
You just see yourself in mirrors and photos but you never see your eyes sparkle whenever you smile and laugh. Believe me, whenever I see you smile and your dimple shows up, your happiness is infectious. Whenever you pass by, it's like you're walking in your own runway, it's like you have your own red carpet laid out in front of you.
You're not just beautiful. You are majestic, resplendent, and sophisticated. Someone out there loves you dearly, please don't forget that. Please don't change yourself to be someone that society expects you to be. Don't expect someone to give you happiness because you're the one who needs to create it. You are you and you don't need their words to describe you.
To all the people who never find themselves beautiful, laugh at all the voices in your head and say, "I am not beautiful because beautiful isn't enough to describe beauty."