You are beautiful.
If you hold a glass of water for a minute, it's OK.
If you hold it for an hour, your arm aches.
If you hold it for a day, you're gonna have to go to the hospital.
Sometimes, you have to put the glass down, and appreciate the fact that you've hold it for a minute, and hour, or a day, give yourself a pat on your back, and carry on.
Sometimes, you need a tear or two to tell yourself that, after all this time, after everything you've been through, after all that you've encountered, you, are actually doing pretty great. Put that glass down, give yourself a pat on your back.
It doesn't matter if you're not the most beautiful looking person in the room.
It doesn't matter if you're not the smartest person in the universe.
It doesn't matter if your history is not as glory as the others.
You are who you are.
And you are beautiful for being who you are.
No amount of liposuction or nose job or face lift or breasts augmentation or penis enlargement is going to change that.
Life's too short for you to compare yourself to others.
Love yourself, and others will love you.
Respect yourself, and others will respect you.
And when time is hard, put that glass down and look back. See how far you've come, and give yourself a pat on the back.