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:

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I felt beautiful on my wedding day. I felt beautiful with my decision to leave work behind and forge a new life for myself. And I feel beautiful in spirit when I exercise.

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!

Join the community!

To help you along with the confessing, here are the future prompts so you have no excuse not to take part each week!

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The Rules…

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– 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

 

Next weeks’ #imustconfess prompt is – what’s your dream travel destination?


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23 Responses

  1. I just couldn’t approach this week’s prompt without it coming across as a pity party. If I’m completely honest, I can’t stand to see my reflection at the moment. I actively avoid mirrors and shut my eyes if I accidentally happen upon one. I wish things were different but the weight gain and swelling thanks to my health issues and current meds just have me miserable. I have no control over things either which is frustrating. I’m anxious about my trip to Sydney. Mainly in terms of how I’m looking and feeling right now but I’m giving myself bonus points for making the trip and putting myself out there.
    Raychael Case recently posted..GIVEAWAY | Mother’s Day Gifting

  2. Tory says:

    Tough prompt this week! Keep Em coming!

    • Kirsty says:

      It was a tough prompt. The new prompts are available on my facebook page and will be here on the blog as soon as I upload the new picture!

  3. Congratulations on this post Kirsty. It is a fitting one for so many of us…to actually confess ‘beauty’. It comes in so many forms….from within and without. However, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and if we can at least forgive ourselves our human flaws then we are indeed beautiful no matter what the physical appearance is. As I have aged and so has my hub, we see beauty in each other and within. It is part of life. Denyse xx

    • Kirsty says:

      I think we all appreciate the beauty that lies within as we grow older – I definitely think that’s the most important “beauty” in all of us x

  4. I don’t see beauty the way I use to see it. The outer surface is just that.. A surface. The real beauty is what is inside. I know that sounds cliche but it is true

  5. Deborah says:

    I’ve linked up. I love your post and can now recognise that – some years ago, I felt still attractive. I’m probably at my lowest point in that respect however… so not sure it was the best time to write this post!
    Deborah recently posted..So damn unpretty

  6. I am so glad you know you’re beautiful Kirsty – both inside and out! You’re right, it definitely was a challenging prompt this week. For once, I am actually on topic! LOL x

  7. jess says:

    This is a wonderful post! I think women need to own their beauty so much more than they do. Every woman has beautiful features in one way or another, and to acknowledge these is so empowering!

  8. Natalie says:

    I couldn’t do this week’s prompt! Couldn’t bring myself to. I’m not quite brave enough to approach this one. But I linked up a post anyway, an old one that kinda relates to your prompt in a round about kinda way!

  9. You are beautiful and being kind, patient and understanding makes you all the more beautiful as a person.
    I guess we always see the flaws in our bodies, flaws others don’t always see. I feel most beautiful when I am happy. I felt more beautiful when I had lost weight and was feeling healthy a few years ago. I like to think I am a beautiful person on the inside though caring, kind, patient, compassionate, loving, friendly and so much more. I’m not perfect though and I certainly don’t like blowing my own trumpet. You are 100% right in your post when it comes to beauty.
    Anne@GritandGiggles recently posted..Remembering the ANZACs

    • Kirsty says:

      I would love to meet you in real life one day Anne – from your posts and comments I think we have a lot in common (except for your amazing photography skills – that I don’t share!)

  10. Rachel says:

    I’m a bit like Natalie @ our parallel connection, and my concept of beauty is definitely changing. I think I’m a lot less judgemental of others and myself. But I have to confess, there are still times when I definitely don’t feel beautiful. Thanks for your link up, I’ve really enjoyed reading some of the other posts too.

  11. You sure are beautiful Kirsty. Wonderful post. Thanks for the linky.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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