While trying to figure out what makes me beautiful I started thinking that it has less to do with the way we look or dress and more with what we mean to others and what makes us happy. After going through major changes in my life last year, it was easy to get down on myself not feel beautiful, but I kept thinking I had a responsibility beyond myself. For me, what makes me feel beautiful is being able to make a difference, even if it is a small one.
As an animal lover, I have to say that I feel most beautiful when I’m running around with my dogs having a good time because no matter how tough my day may have been, their needs always come before mine.
I’m always as happy to see them as they are to see me because being around them makes me realize they love me unconditionally regardless of what I wear or the way I look like. They’re able to see past all of that and simply love me for me, and that probably one of the best lessons I’ve ever learned from them.
I feel beautiful around them because I know I’m making a difference in their lives and because I get to be silly and completely uninhibited around them and I get to let my inner child play. And, really, what could be better than that?
Honestly, I have to 100% agree with Maria. People who don’t love animals just baffle me. They love you regardless of your clothes, looks, money, etc. Hugs and love seem to be more than enough to keep them happy, no complications, no judgement.