Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why don't you do you?

I came across a blog the lady shared a story... in her story she wore color contacts. Someone asked her, "Why don't you do you?"
Her response was "What?"
He then said "Why are you pretending to be someone you're not? You don't need to change the color of your eyes."

How many times in our life are we trying to be someone else? Whether it is the color of our eyes our size or our other features.

In an address to young women (but can be applied to everyone) Elder Holland said the following: "Please be more accepting of yourselves, including your body shape and style, with a little less longing to look like someone else. We are all different. Some are tall, and some are short. Some are round, and some are thin. And almost everyone at some time or other want to be something they are not! But as one adviser to teenage girls said: 'You can't live your life worrying that the world is staring at you. When you let people's opinions make you self-conscious you give away your power. ...The key to feeling [confident] is to always listen to your inner self-- [the real you.]' ...We should all be as fit as we can be-- that's good Word of Wisdom doctrine. That means eating right and exercising and helping our bodies function at their optimum strength. We could probably all do better in that regard. But I speak here of optimum health; there is no universal optimum size."

We need to be happy to be us! We are children of God our bodies are temples. We need to treat them with love and respect. We need to our love and accept ourselves.

Now I say along with the man that gave the advice... "Why don't you do you?" I know that as we accept ourselves we will be happier.

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