Old 04-18-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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You're beautiful...

A friend shared this link with me on FB and I thought I would post it here.

I know it's a self-confidence thing for most women...their noses are too big or too small, their breasts are too big or too small, their butts are too big or too small, they have brown eyes and wanted to have blue eyes, they want to be a redhead or blonde....

This is a great illustration of how women see themselves and reminds me of the great poem Ode to a Louse by Robert Burns.

O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!


Please watch this video, ladies, and know that you're beautiful.

2 People describing the same person to a forensic artist

Please keep this thread going by posting beauty that may be in just the beholder's eyes.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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thank you, just thank you

That may have been one of the loveliest things anyone has ever posted.
The fact that a gentleman shared that raises you above all others to to me today.

Thank you.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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A friend shared this link with me on FB and I thought I would post it here.

I know it's a self-confidence thing for most women...their noses are too big or too small, their breasts are too big or too small, their butts are too big or too small, they have brown eyes and wanted to have blue eyes, they want to be a redhead or blonde....

This is a great illustration of how women see themselves and reminds me of the great poem Ode to a Louse by Robert Burns.

O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!


Please watch this video, ladies, and know that you're beautiful.

2 People describing the same person to a forensic artist

Please keep this thread going by posting beauty that may be in just the beholder's eyes.

Saw it yesterday on FB too, just a wonderful reminder. Love it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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B3.

I saw that video earlier this week and thought what a lovely thing...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...




I see beauty, calm, and joy in the face of this woman.
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thank you, just thank you

That may have been one of the loveliest things anyone has ever posted.
The fact that a gentleman shared that raises you above all others to to me today.

Thank you.
Aww, shucks, ma'am.

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Saw it yesterday on FB too, just a wonderful reminder. Love it.
It is beautiful.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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This was awesome. Thanks for sharing!
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B3.

I saw that video earlier this week and thought what a lovely thing...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...




I see beauty, calm, and joy in the face of this woman.
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And you is beautiful for the thread, BBB.



Thank you ladies!

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You are so welcome.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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well that made me cry. yeah i'm sensitive that way

thank you for sharing this video.

on days i just don't feel very attractive. but after seeing that now i won't judge myself so harshly. because what i see as just "okay" there are others that see me as "beautiful".

and that makes me feel like i am

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #12
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Took me three tries to get all the way through the video.

Someone sweet pmed it to me yesterday.

You're a gem for resharing it too.
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Triple B- very nicely written. People like you make this a better place. Kudos.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #16
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Wow, it gave me goose bumps but it also made me sad because it is so true. Most of women (me included) are just way too hard on themselves. It's a beautiful message. Thank you for sharing.
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Wow...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder:

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“Years ago my husband (Christopher Guest) and I were at the Golden Globes. I was wearing some borrowed dress that wasn’t me, my hair was done in a way that I never wear my hair, and I had earrings on.

“And my husband said, ‘You know who is the most beautiful woman in the room?’ And I was hoping he was going to say me. And he pointed across the room at Jessica Tandy. She was sitting at a table wearing a cream-colored silk-shantung pantsuit. Single strand of pearls, short white hair, a little lipstick—nothing else. And I thought, ‘He’s totally right.’ There was none of the pretense, none of the trying so hard."
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #20
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I buy Dove products for this reason.

You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me
Can't you see
Your everything I hoped for
Your everything I need
You are so beautiful to me

Such joy and happiness you bring
Such joy and happiness you bring
Like a dream
A guiding light that shines in the night
Heavens gift to me
You are so beautiful to me
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Brad, thank you so much for sharing the video and your kind words. It is very hard for some to see themselves as beautiful when they have spent most of their lives being told of everything that is wrong with them by the people who are suppose to love them.

I'm not saying this to garner praise or be told that I am wrong. It is how some people were raised. It's not an easy thing to overcome, I, and I know there are others, am trying very hard to overcome this way of thinking.

Watching this does help! Thank you, again!
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Dove did something similar, and I blogged the photos..

There was several women the sketch artist did...

I know I dont see myself as other see me. Chalk it up to social brainwashing, being told it over the years, some more recent events...
Whatever the reasons, it affects everyone, not just women.
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Thanks everyone.

Here's another interesting article:

While American women see super-thin stick models and feel unattractive and unhappy about their average or curvy bodies, men don't feel the same way. Fully 80 percent of men ages 18 to 50 say they want a voluptuous woman, according to former plus size model Nancy Hayssen, who has written a book every woman could love based on the title alone: "101 Sexy Secrets: How to Be Hot, Sexy & Beautiful at ANY Size!" Another 15 percent of men prefer a woman of average size, while just 5 percent opt for a super skinny lady.

Twenty years ago, most fashion models were a size 8. Today, that's been replaced by an emaciated size 0. Meanwhile, during those same two decades, the average American woman, who stands 5' 4", ballooned from a size 10 to a size 14. Fun fact: A 14, which is now considered a "plus size," was approximately sex bomb Marilyn Monroe's dress size.

"We're being lied to everyday. The fashion industry and Hollywood have spread the myth that men want skinny, anorexic-looking women," asserts Hayssen. "The truth is it's plus size or curvy women who are considered beautiful."

That sentiment was echoed in a recent poll of 4,000 adults conducted by British weekly magazine Grazia to find out the ultimate attractive man and woman. Men overwhelmingly said they are most attracted to women who have curves, rather than skinny women, and prefer brunettes with "long, wavy hair." And 78 percent said a woman's most attractive feature is her smile.

Men are a practical lot. Three-quarters said the hobby they find most attractive in the opposite sex is cooking.

So what do women want in a man? A stunning 93 percent are looking for someone who makes them laugh, while 73 percent want someone who will "automatically" pay for a meal. Men who own their own home are five times more attractive than a man who does not. OK, so women are practical, too.

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Dove did something similar, and I blogged the photos..

There was several women the sketch artist did...

I know I dont see myself as other see me. Chalk it up to social brainwashing, being told it over the years, some more recent events...
Whatever the reasons, it affects everyone, not just women.
RA - this is a part of that ad campaign.

The thing is that most men aren't like the men in ad campaigns, but men don't care that they don't look like models. They're more likely to think that the models look ridiculous....
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