Posts Tagged ‘beautiful’

Waking Up Full of Awesome

September 23, 2011

Melissa from posted this short essay on August 3, 2011. Six weeks later, it had collected 412,000 views. I know. Awesome. I bet the vast majority of women out there will relate to this. As the father of a daughter who loved to frolic as a kid, I can certainly relate. Melissa was kind enough to give me permission to post her essay here.

The motto of is “Redefine Girly: Let’s change the way we think about our girls.” That starts with changing the way we talk to girls. And it starts with you . . . right now . . . reclaiming your awesome!


There was a time when you were five years old,
and you woke up full of awesome.

You knew you were awesome.

You loved yourself.

You thought you were beautiful,
even with missing teeth and messy hair and mismatched socks inside your grubby sneakers.

You loved your (more…)

You Are Beautiful and You Are Loved

August 10, 2008

river-mountains-rocksImagine a kindly stranger approaching you, gazing into your eyes, and whispering, “You are beautiful and you are loved.” You may vigorously disagree, yet the truth and power of those seven words will resonate deep within your soul.

Your soul, your essence, that spark of God within you, is perfect and magnificent. You are indescribable beauty, you are boundless joy, you are inexhaustible love. That is who you are. That is your true nature.

There is more love in your heart than all the pain that can ever touch you. There is more joy in your heart than all the sadness you could ever face. There is more beauty (more…)