I must confess…yeah, I’m beautiful
This week’s #imustconfess prompt might prove to be challenging one to some.
After all, the question has been posed as to whether WE think we are beautiful. Then there’s the added challenge of explaining why or why not.
Nothing like being brutally honest with yourself and then having to reveal all to the world to make you feel vulnerable and exposed.
But it’s not just about being honest yourself – the reaction (and perception) of others to your confession in some ways is just as important.
If you say yes, you think you are beautiful, you run the risk of being seen to be vain. And then you have to back up that claim with your explanation – I don’t think many of us are comfortable with going on about our good points (or that could just be me).
That’s why we all tend towards self-deprecation – it’s far more comfortable to make fun of our shortcomings than share why we think we are awesome.
Then, on the other hand, if you say no, you are not beautiful, you open yourself up to the howls of disbelief from those who will feel they need to build you back up. Meanwhile you may squirm with embarrassment while secretly worrying that people will think you are merely fishing for compliments.
It’s a minefield of a prompt – but that makes it all the more fascinating.
I challenge you to answer this one in the comments, even if you are not making this confession in your post today. I would love to see some true honesty from all.
If you think you are beautiful (in mind, body, soul or action), say it loud and proud. Don’t be ashamed.
If you truly don’t believe you are beautiful, again feel free to confess without fear. You have your reasons either way.
In the spirit of leading the way and being a host who leads by example, I’m going to go out on a limb and say yes – I do think I’m beautiful.
Physically, I’m not classically beautiful in looks but I’m not unattractive either. I think my best features are my hair, eyes and cheekbones. And while I’d class myself more pretty than beautiful, there have been certain occasions I’ve truly felt beautiful, inside and out:
On a deeper level, I’m more sure of my beauty as a person. I am a good person. I do put others first. And I try to live my life being kind, patient and understanding of everyone. I’m not perfect and I’ve made many mistakes, but I would never be anyone else – I truly like (and love) who I am.
These are the reasons why I do think I’m beautiful.
Are you game to share your response to this week’s prompt? Honestly don’t be shy x
Make your confession and join in with the fun and the real community we are building here at #imustconfess!
And don’t forget to join in with our #imustconfess community over on facebook. It’s where the confessing continues beyond the linkup. And the best part? You don’t even need to blog or be a blogger to take part!
To help you along with the confessing, here are the future prompts so you have no excuse not to take part each week!
– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!
– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt
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