When it first launched, Dove's Real Beauty campaign was one of the first to feature real women of all shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds in an effort to help change the social standards and definitions of beauty. I recently came across their latest video, which is aimed at reminding women (and probably most everyone) that at times we are our own harshest critics and that all too often we focus on what we don't like or what we wish we could change.
I thought it was so amazing and powerful to watch as these women realized that they really are more beautiful than they thought. As the woman in the video says, it's a great reminder to be grateful and happy with what we do have because all that self-loathing and dissatisfaction doesn't do anyone any good. On the other hand, feeling good and happy and appreciative and projecting that kind of self-confidence makes a difference in the way we carry ourselves when we meet new people, are faced with new opportunities, and even when we're just trying to get through the day.
Thank you, Dove, for reminding us that You Are More Beautiful Than You Think.
P.S. I know I've been on a bit of a hiatus, but I felt really inspired by this video and now I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things. I'll try not to be so much of a stranger in the coming weeks.