There’s far too much emphasis on a women’s physical appearance, and it’s growing. I don’t want to assign blame to all men or American media, while they can influence this perception, there are countless contributors. I am not trying to tell you to not care about your physical appearance. I am only trying to remind you of the things that are much more important than being seen as “pretty.”
In the few minutes today that I thought about this, I easily thought of 50 things that I would rather be than pretty. And I stopped at this number because it’s easy; because no one really wants to read a seemingly never-ending list. But believe me, I could have come up with many more things, and I’m sure you could, too.
I hope that this list not only brought some things to your attention, but I hope that it inspired you. I hope that it inspired you to embrace all that you are. Take pride in your appearance. Walk tall when you have a good hair day or you find a dress that makes you feel like you can rule the world. But there are so many more things to celebrate — they say, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts,” and they couldn’t be more right about that.