I have not been kind to my reflection lately. I know, I know... Get with it, Branflake, and get over yourself. There's more to life than looking good.
But sometimes I just get in this funk where I'm really critical of how I look. Mr. Branflake will say, "What is going on?" and I'll just shrug and say, "I don't know."
I love/hate Pinterest. It's full of the same looking woman with the same body type parading around the same type of clothing. But it's also dotted with people trying to make a difference with reminders like the ones above. The first and second quote especially made me realize, "Wow. People expect me to look pretty. Why do I let that happen?" And then the bottom quote made me realize the battle I'm facing isn't always internal.
And I love the thought about defining beauty. It's not vanity to want to define your own beauty, for then beauty doesn't have to be about looks or perfection. Better yet, each have the power to redefine beauty by simply being ourselves.