You’re Beautiful!…Yes, YOU!

by Lance Ekum on · 98 comments

Claustrofobia / Claustrophobia
Creative Commons License photo credit: * Cati Kaoe *

“Smile. Life is beau­ti­ful, and so are you.” ~ Unknown

What is beau­ti­ful, anyway?

Really.  What is it?

Think about that.  How would you describe the word beau­ti­ful?  (hint: I believe it’s personal)


Now, how about YOU?  Look in the mir­ror.  (I’ll wait)  And while you are there…tell your­self that you ARE beautiful!

Because YOU ARE!

We all shine beauty out into this world…in our own unique ways.  Do you see that when you look into the mir­ror?  Do you?  Or do you see some­thing else?

Because it’s easy to have some dis­torted view of what beau­ti­ful really is…

Have you seen it?  Images that define beauty.  Images…that are not you.

Images in mag­a­zines.  Com­par­isons with others…leading to images in your head.  Words that remind you…you are not good enough, not beau­ti­ful enough…not enough.


You ARE beau­ti­ful, amaz­ing, spec­tac­u­lar, and filled with your own won­der­ful wisdom!

You really are!

I AM BEAUTIFUL!  <– say that…right now…to YOU.

Each one of us has, within us, our very own beau­ti­ful gift of love and light. 

You are beautiful.

Note: This post was inspired, after read­ing the book “Oper­a­tion Beau­ti­ful”, by Caitlin Boyle.  Caitlin, who also runs the web­site Oper­a­tion Beau­ti­ful, writes about how she began a move­ment that started by sim­ply writ­ing the words “You are beau­ti­ful” on a piece of scrap paper in a pub­lic bath­room, and then hang­ing that note on the mir­ror.  In doing this, two things hap­pened.  She left a won­der­ful mes­sage for some­one else to read (an anony­mous act of car­ing), and she her­self felt uplifted just in doing this.

Three words.

You are beautiful.

Three words that touched two lives (at least) that day…and count­less oth­ers as this move­ment has gained momen­tum (and car­ing love) since then!

Three words.


Feel that.  Feel that…deep within you.

What are your three words?  Your five words?  Your sen­tence?  What words can you share — words that will touch both the per­son receiv­ing them…and you?

Go forth!

Be sneaky.  Be obvi­ous.  Have fun.  Laugh.  Shed a few tears. Touch an emo­tion within you.…

My words to you (and to me):


“When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that hap­pi­ness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t under­stand the assign­ment and I told them they didn’t under­stand life.” ~ Unknown

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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