~~All the things that make you fragile and fierce and clever and powerful and wounded and creative and layered and thoughtful and moody and spiritual and wild and damaged can be described in just one single word: lovely.~~ Unknown
You may not see yourself this way yet. You may feel tired and drained and ragged and shadowy. You may avoid mirrors and reflections and compliments. You may know that you need a haircut or to work out or to see a dentist.
Surface stuff, my friends, and so very unimportant compared to the essence of who you really are!
All those things you see as negatives....all those things that hold you back from embracing life....are the very same things that make you beautiful. When you understand that, you begin to wear your wounds like jewels and your damage like a tiara.
You have come through everything life has had to throw at you. You have shown courage and wisdom and perseverence and honesty. You have kept your head up and your eye on the prize and your hopes alive. All these things shine lovely in you. All these things have given you grace and beauty and sparkle.
You'll see it more as your quit takes shape. You'll feel your courage. You'll delight in your strength. You'll take comfort in your passions. Quitting smoking is a process that adds so much enrichment to your life. You are losing nothing while gaining everything good and powerful and joyful and enlightening.
You can do anything you set your mind to. You create your own reality. You design your own life. And all of these things make you lovely. Wear it proudly.