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To Be Called Beautiful...

"I hope you believe in yourself, because things are so much better when you do."
To be called beautiful is an amazing thing unless you don't believe it. If you don't believe it, to be called beautiful is bittersweet. It is a mixture of emotions. It is tears and smiles caused by a single word. It is disbelief and skepticism and hiding it all so that no one says you are seeking attention for not just saying thank you and moving on. It is not knowing how to reply and not knowing how to accept a compliment you don’t understand. It is confusion and hours spent in front of a mirror wondering why what you see is so far from what you want to see. Beautiful. Handsome. Pretty. Strong. They are wonderful things to hear, but not always what seem most genuine. To be called beautiful when you don't believe it is tough, and it's not supposed to be.
The truth is, no matter who you are, what you look like, and what people say, the thing that will most affect you is what you tru…

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