It’s amazing what we can accomplish and who we can impress when we have the confidence to do so.
What if, one day, the us that we so freely cut down because of unappealing features that we hate and the flaws that we find ever so present becomes an us that we admired, an us that we complimented and an us that fueled confidence and beauty in other women.
What if our rise into beauty and confidence had nothing to do with changing our appearance and everything to do with changing our thoughts.
This is what “I Feel Pretty” teaches us.
What if the key to making it in this world meant understanding how to bulldoze past all the hate, mean comments, rude remarks and just outright lies that have been made against our appearance and our character. One of the best lines of the film came at the end when Amy Schumer’s character, Renee, proclaimed that all it takes is wisdom to know that we are more than what someone else’s negative perception of us is. That when it is all said and done, its in the “knowing” who we are and what we are that will push us to new dimensions in confidence and beauty.
I was listening to a song once that had the lyrical line that really stood out to me:
“What we believe becomes what they see”
-Rhyon Brown “Pretty Girl”
I think this became true for Renee in the film, and I think it holds true to us in real life.
When an army of pop culture, magazines, strangers and peers are rising up against you, fight back with the knowledge that you are more than blushed cheeks, tinted lips and good or bad genes. You are child of God. A masterpiece made perfect with no flaw in you.
“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”
Do not solely strive to “look” pretty. Strive to feel it.