Like most men and women, I too experience those days where I can have a little self-loathing. My thighs are too big, my stomach isn't flat enough, I wish my face was more symmetrical, etc.
We are consistently surrounded by photos, billboards, advertisements, and the like telling us we need to use this makeup, purchase these clothes, buy this beauty product to finally feel good about ourselves.
Our society is also obsessed with staring and emulating near-perfect celebrities, who lack any cellulite, pimples, discoloration, and so forth. This is a task that is so unobtainable, yet we sadly continue to try.
Scarlett Johansson is not only incredibly beautiful, she is also intelligent, talented, and compassionate.
In a recent Facebook post, this lovely leading lady posted a natural picture of herself without the glitz, glamour, and makeup, reminding us that beauty on the inside is more important than what's on the outside.
Did anybody else just breathe in that fresh air? We can all be so much easier on ourselves, so much more forgiving, and who knows? Perhaps we can just learn to love ourselves! It shouldn't be this hard.
This actually reminds me of a phenomenal meme I saw a while ago, which completely changed my mindset:
Imagine how much we could change and accomplish for the better if people cared more about what they could do with their bodies than how their bodies look?
Imagine if people used their arms to hug people instead of complain about their arm fat? Imagine if people used their hands to help people instead of complain about their size? Imagine using your bodies to provide aid and positivity for others.
ScarJo is such an inspiration for us all. Thank you so much for the reminder that our imperfections are perfect, and that we are worthy of love just as we are, especially from our harshest critic: ourselves.