Did you know that you actually glow differently when you’re really happy or loved?

If you haven’t found the right person yet, you do not have to worry because one day someone will come into your life and adore you for everything you are. It will happen, just wait. And then you’ll know the true meaning of happiness.

I always find myself confronting people with words I want to hear. I tell my friends that they are beautiful. I tell them that I like their dress. I like your eyes. Your smile. Why can I say it without hesitation? And why can’t I believe it when someone says it to me? What is different about me? Exactly, nothing. So, let me ask you some questions:

When was the last time you were actually happy just because life is beautiful?

The time you fell in love with nature and how beautiful the plants and flowers look in spring. The way the sun smiled at you. Or how magically white the world can turn in winter.

When was the last time you actually loved yourself instead of just saying that you did?

Looking in the mirror but not because you despise the dress you just bought but because it actually looked really beautiful.

Why do we preach selflove until it comes to the love part?

And why is everyone else worthy of it but us?

What about your inner beauty? The way you think? The way you care? The way you act? The way you treat others? Aren’t these also beautiful traits? Aren’t you beautiful?

If you don’t love yourself it’s okay. I will love you until then – when you realize that you are actually perfectly pretty the way you are. You will start seeing yourself from my point of view.

Think about being pretty and perfect. What came to your mind? Was it Kendall Jenner? Or her siblings? Or any other model? Why did you think of the look of a model? Because it´s beautiful, right? Why didn’t you think about a curvy girl? I mean, what is wrong with that curve?

Did you know that we can literally be brainwashed by social media? Society has told us, teenagers, that we aren’t beautiful enough because we don’t look like Instagram models. But we are. We just don’t see it. Never see yourself as unworthy because you couldn’t become what someone else wanted you to be.

There is nothing wrong with you.

Please just stop comparing yourself with others. You are perfect the way you are. The way you smile and laugh about little things. The way your eyes sparkle when you talk about something you’re passionate about. The way your nose puckers because you’ve just smelled something really awful. Even the way you eat. Everything about you is beautiful because you are.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: The moment you start loving yourself is the moment everybody else will too. It’s all about you: the main character in your life. Start acting like you are the one. Start falling in love with yourself. You can do it and you got this. Know your value.

I love you for everything that you are and because I believe in you.

by Madlin Osso