Do you believe in hiding physical flaws? Do you believe in accentuating some parts of your body so that you can hide your flaws?
I used to believe in that. I used to believe my widows peak was my “flaw.” I would constantly google “how to cut hair to hide a widows peak,” and I would avoid pulling my hair back lest I would reveal my flaw.
Then my sweet first baby was born. The moment my son was put in my arms forever changed me. I mean, of course it changed me, any parent will tell you that parenthood turns you inside out in the best way. But parenthood also changed the way I viewed my physical self.
When my son was placed in my arms, I didn’t pick apart how big or small his ears were, nor did I chastise his nose or tiny fingers. I looked at my son and thought, “he is absolutely perfect.” There was no comparison. He was just as he should be.
So I don’t hide my “flaws” anymore. In fact, I don’t believe in physical flaws (though I do believe in taking good care of what you have been given by eating well, moving your body, and bathing). I look in the mirror and think, “Yep, made just the way I was supposed to be made.”
I hope that you do the same too. You are just as you are supposed to be.