So What

Don’t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.

— Meryl Streep

So what if my jeans are a size bigger than they used to be. Back then I didn’t eat, worked out too much and spent most of my time obsessing over every calorie that came in and went out.

So what if my breasts sag and my stomach has extra skin around the middle and stretch marks. Those breasts fed three children for 8 months each. That stomach stretched to give three children life.

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.

— Martha Beck

So what if you don’t have a perfect body. You have a real life. You don’t have endless hours to work out, a chef to make nutritionally perfect meals or a clone to get all of your stuff done. You do what you are able to do and that’s enough.

So what if you have wrinkles. They mean life! You have lived, you have loved, you have laughed, you have cried, you are alive! There’s probably someone out there who wishes their loved one had the opportunity to have wrinkles on their face.

Being able to walk into a room in full possession of yourself … to be free to own the grace and beauty only you possess, is the great gift of getting older.

— Gabrielle Reece

So what if you’re not perfect. You’re you. The only one. And you’re beautiful…just the way you are.

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.

— Amy Bloom


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