Today as I was surfing Instagram I came across a powerful message.
The words jumped off the screen at me...
"If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?"
As I took that message in, it had many meanings to me. For example, when a person has those self defeating voices in their head such as "I'm tired, fat, out of shape, ugly, worthless..." or "This day is going to stink, so and so is an ass..." or nasty comments said under your breath and out loud to others. If those words started to appear on your skin it would really make a negative impact on yourself and others as they read your thoughts or what you had said to another human being.
I took the quote and then found a photo of myself and placed the quote over my own face to give me a constant reminder to watch what I say about myself and others. This took the quote to another personal level of awareness. As the day proceeded I had that mental image of the words that came out of my mouth and those internal words showing up all over my face. To be completely honest and raw about this experiment, I caught myself becoming very aware of the negative words I thought about myself, more so than what I say to others. On a day to day basis my motto is to empower those around me, yet I don't do that for myself.
Now, I'm sure everyone will have a different personal reflection on this quote and rightly so. I was just so moved by this little experiment that I wanted to share.
May you all find happiness in every step you take, love thyself and others in efforts to make this world a better place. #kindness = #beautiful