YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THE WAY YOU ARE!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Find your beauty!
It's no secret that I love the Dove advertising campaign. A while back, they did a special study about our self-perceptions versus the perceptions that others have of us and the results were fantastic and sad. To do this, two women (although I believe this study applies to everyone) who had never met had to sit and talk for an hour or so. Afterward, each of the two women described one of them (one describing the "other" and the "other" describing herself. Most people when talking about themselves drew upon their perceived negative features...'My eyes sag, I have wrinkles'...but other people saw the beauty in the others describing their 'bright eyes and soft smile.' It's all a matter of perception. When these people saw their own described image compared with what others saw, it was amazing to notice how much closer the strangers' descriptions were to reality than the descriptions given by the person who was being drawn.
We need to start valuing ourselves and finding ourselves beautiful, too! FIND YOUR BEAUTY!