I haven't been online in a few days, so I apologize for the late response.
Thank you, friends, for all of your insight. I'm trying right now to cultivate my inner radiance and ignore/place less emphasis on how I actually look. I used to think I looked ugly when I smiled, so I would always pout or scowl in pictures. Now I'm realizing that happiness = beauty, and so I put on a big ole' smile!
Btw, I cried when I watched the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video for the first time a few months ago. Thanks for sending it along. <3
And thank you for the compliments, as well.
I hope all of you have been well.
Stay beautiful. x
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - The Buddha