October 02, 2009
You Are Beautiful. Yes You!
I'm posting this collage, aka "set" of Chloe's, which is the reminder for me that started it all. Turns out, she was inspired by a campaign called Operation Beautiful. Through this campaign, people are leaving reminders--posty notes--all over the world to spread the "you are beautiful" love. Cool, huh? You can go to the Operation Beautiful website and get instructions on how to get involved and find out how to have your own posted note...er posted! ;)
And as a final reminder of your beauty, I will leave a copy of my poem, "Your Beauty" below for your reading enjoyment. Have a beautiful day!
I see the beauty you can’t see
You’re unaware of what it does for me
It’s the light shining in your eyes
Lifting me up to brighter skies
Still you walk around
And you hang your head
You were dead
But if you could see
What I see in you
There’d be nothing, love,
That you could not do.
Copyright 2003 Marj McCabe ~ All Rights Reserved
This is wonderful, I believe even participating in my little world here at home in the "you are beautiful project" is a wonderful idea.!!!
So very YOU!
Take care my friend,
Maybe someone who needs to hear the message might just open the book and see it.
Colleen: Oh! I'm so excited to hear you tried Polyvore. I think there may be several of us bloggers over there now. You're sweet to credit me and all, but what I want to see is your collage. I'll come over and look.
Take care! <3
Mama: Something for ME? Ooo...goody! I'll come over and look.
Speck of Dust: Thanks for your kind compliments. I'd love to read your poem. I'll come over.
Thank you for the reminder . . . I need reminders like that often.
- Marie (Coming Out of the Trees)
You are beautiful! Your strength is beautiful. Your resilience is beautiful! Own it girl. :-)
Jade: You make me smile. Okay, let's all own it. We're beautiful! Yeah!
JIP: I'm glad you realize that you need to get that thinking turned around, because YOU are beautiful. If I surveyed your blog readers, I'm sure we could come up with LOTS and LOTS of reasons why our JIP is beautiful...all of her! ;)
YOU are beautiful!
As far as the ugly goes, I am so familiar with that part of the healing journey. That's why I wrote the "You're Beauty" poem and I post it as a reminder periodically. I need the reminder myself sometimes.
But, what we really need to remember is that the ugly does not belong to us. It belongs to our abusers. They tried to stick their ugly onto us because they didn't get the therapy and help they needed. But, our beauty remains. And part of what adds to our beauty is the fact that we ARE getting help...healing...and breaking the cycle of abuse. What could be more beautiful than that? The world needs us and our beauty!
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