Get Some Perspective

Today’s post is adapted from Beautiful You.  So, today, we’re going to get our Day 70 on.  Here we go:

One morning, I was eating my bowl of oatmeal while cruising the internet, and I came across a story about Halle Berry on the Entertainment Tonight site:

The sexy Halle Berry says she seeks the on-screen confidence of another actress! “Kate Winslet is always naked, sitting on a toilet, running buck-naked. She’s free. I want to be the kind of actress who can really be comfortable with my body like that,” she tells Elle magazine.

A few minutes later, I kid you not, I came across an article on Kate Winslet on the Us Weekly website:

Kate Winslet says she didn’t always want to be famous. “I was fat.  I didn’t know any fat famous actresses,” she tells December’s Vanity Fair. “I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere. You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid,” she adds. “Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that.”

Today:  Go through your day believing that you—as you are right now— are fabulous. We spend so much time admiring the way other women look, and we do it in a way that’s self-deprecating. The irony is that each woman we look at is doing the exact same thing—she’s admiring the way some other woman looks. It’s too much, really, this job we do on ourselves. We tell ourselves we’re not enough—not pretty enough, nice enough, good enough, whatever enough. It is not our bodies that need to change. It’s our minds.  Today, change your mind.  Choose to see yourself how others do.

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2 responses to “Get Some Perspective”

  1. Deborah

    Thank you for this, Rosie. Why is it so easy to see the beauty in others and so difficult to see it in ourselves?

  2. Kate

    When my sister graduated from high school, I gave her a photo album of pictures of us accompanied by quotes. On the last page, I have a picture of us from when she was born. My dad and I are looking down at her like she is this wild, surprising miracle. On the page beside it I included the quote, “My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would wish for you the ability to see yourself as others see you. Then you would realize what a truly special person you are,” by B.A. Billingsly. Not sure who he or she was, but they were certainly on to something. That picture now hangs in Anne’s bathroom. Fitting, I think.

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