by Elizabeth Barrera
Take a second to look at your reflection. Not metaphorically, but literally.
Observe your flaws and your most attractive traits.
Make angry, sad, worried, anxious, stressed, and happy facial expressions. Seriously, do it. These facial expressions are what people see regularly. Which one do you want to choose? Do you want others to see a happy you or an angry you? Do you prefer sad, worried, anxious, or stressed?
I know you think you’d be more attractive with larger eyes and less acne. You’re probably also wishing your lips and lashes were more full, but the reality of it all is that the person you are seeing in the mirror is you, and there’s nothing you can do to change your physicality. Of course, you can engage in exercise to enhance your physique or turn to plastic surgery, but who wants that?
Be happy with the person you see in the mirror. Your reflection is just the base of it all. You have talent, inner beauty, and intelligence others can’t see. Fill your life with happiness by embracing that talent, inner beauty, and intelligence.
The person staring back at you is the only person who will always be there to have your back. Sure enough, the people closest to you will always be around to make sure you’re doing alright. If you’re close to your parents or siblings, their love and concern will always be unconditional, but what will happen when they’re no longer with you?
The person you see in the mirror will look back at you as long as you’re breathing, so treat them well. Love that person, appreciate that person, and care for that person, because if you don’t do it, nobody else will.