Words to live by: Have courage and be kind.

I know that I haven’t been blogging lately, and that’s my bad. I got a little bit busy and will continue on like normal now that the semester is over. Today I want to talk about being, or rather, claiming to be, body positive.

For this generation, it has become as natural as texting to look someone we don’t even know up and down,  and then create a nasty tweet about them in turn for likes and retweets. My question is, why? what is the point? Making fun of someone’s appearance does not make you seem more appealing, it makes you look mean. Think about the words you are saying, or in too many cases, posting. That old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” is a total lie. Words do hurt, and it can stay with a person for the rest of their lives. People cannot control acne, or the scars that come from it. People cannot control the amount of freckles they have, or anything else about their appearance.  Some people are naturally thin, some are not. Neither one is wrong. People are insecure already and it is time that we take that into consideration before we start bad-mouthing or tweeting.

Do me a favor and compliment a stranger today. Let them know that they are beautiful and are worth loving. I think the world would be a much better place if we took the body positive epidemic and incorporated it into our every day lives. Think before you speak. Be kind, and if you have nothing nice to say, just be quiet.

xoxo

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