Inspiration

You Are So Beautiful

Sometimes you forget just how beautiful you are.

But you are. You are so beautiful.

And since Liam Neeson (in a kilt) isn’t at your doorstep to remind you daily, I’ve put together a few of my own little reminders. Some are quotes from movie stars, poets, or authors, some are unknown. One or two may leave you feeling weepy, some may make you laugh. I hope that at least once or twice you’ll pump your fist in the air and say Yeah! I nailed that one.

Oh! And there’s a poll at the bottom…

Leave me a comment and add to the list if you like, or just bookmark this page and come back to it when you need a little reminder…

So Beautiful Girl

“I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, “You can’t wear anything sleeveless or strapless.” And all of a sudden I was like, “What if I didn’t send such negative messages to my brain, and said wear it and enjoy it?” And now I’m more comfortable in clothes than ever.” ― Drew Barrymore

“I want women to know that it’s okay. That you can be whatever size you are and you can be beautiful inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.”  ― Serena Williams

“The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the storyline that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step towards transforming your experience of the world.”― Oprah Winfrey

Hey woman

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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“I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being.”  ― Hafiz

“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.”  ― Alan Cohen

Inner Beauty

“She was chaos and beauty intertwined. A tornado of roses from divine.”  ― Shakieb Organwall

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a women is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a women is reflected in her soul. Its the craing that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. And the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”  ― Audrey Hepburn

“Her eyes have their own language. What a beautiful language to learn.”  ― Unknown

“She’s a mess of gorgeous chaos, and you can see it in her eyes.”  ― Unknown

Damaged and beautiful

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”  ― Queen Latifah

“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.”  ― Margaret Cho

“Girls of all kinds can be beautiful – from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box… Think outside of the box… Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”  ― Tyra Banks

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“The human body is the best work of art.”  ― Jess C. Scott

“Hey you. Yes, you. Stop being unhappy with yourself. You are perfect. Stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else. Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. Stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your quirks. Love them. Without those things you wouldn’t be you. And why would you want to be anyone else? Be confident with who you are. Smile. It’ll draw people in. If anyone hates on you because you are happy with yourself then you stick your middle finger in the air and say screw it. My happiness will not depend on others any more. I’m happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws. I love my imperfections. They make me me. And ‘me’ is pretty amazing.”  ― Unknown

You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.  ― Amy Bloom 

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”  ― Pablo Neruda

Beauty is what you feel

“Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”  ― Steve Maraboli

She’s kind of a walking poem, she’s this perfect beauty…but at the same time very deep, very smart.  ― Johnny Depp

“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes…”
― George Gordon Byron

xoxo Claire

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14 comments on “You Are So Beautiful

  1. How do you stop everyone from picking on you? It is so bad.

  2. Claire Casey

    Hi, susan — That can be a real problem for many women. And you have choices.

    Depending on how you feel about all this, and how serious it is, you could choose to ignore the people who are giving you trouble.

    Or you could choose to stand up for yourself. Not by being ugly in return, but by simply and firmly stating why you don’t appreciate their mean comments or treatment. This works best if you can figure out a way to do it in a safe but private place, where there isn’t an audience.

    You should also get some help. Share your concerns with someone you love and trust, who has your best interest at heart. Bullying is a very serious business, and not something you should let go unaddressed.

    I know you’d like a quicker, easier solution, but I hope this at least helps you get started in the right direction.

    Hugs and love, darling.

    xoxo CC

  3. When you start loving yourself, everything falls into place

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  6. I love this!! It is something I used to have to work at everyday to see the beauty in myself. Being positive, grateful, and mindful of all the wonderful things I have in my life that is good, wonderful people, family, just opens you up to see the beauty in everything around you and within yourself. It is something I am still growing into but it changes everything.

  7. I love your capture his heart series and I love the way you inspire women to love themse9 first so that all that goodness in them oozes out!

  8. Thank you Claire!! These words are so uplifting. It’s true, why should society tell us what beautiful is and is not. Women have to learn to be confident and love themselves. It takes time, but we can overcome anything once we learn to love ourselves.

    Keep smiling pretty ladies!!! 🙂

  9. Thank you so much you have confirmed what I have been feeling the past couple months. My Husband just past away 4 months ago I was so involved in him I didn’t take time for me. Lately my friends and strangers have been telling me how beautiful I’ve become. I seem to smile more and am very happy in my own skin. I’m beginning each day in a positive manner always Yes you are beautiful inside and out.

  10. Thanks Claire. I love it. and I love me cause I’m beautiful:)

  11. Murcia Derrenberg

    Hey Beautiful Claire

    Thank you so much for making me part of your kind and generous heart and uplifting thoughts… I love my special “Love Letters” and everything that goes with it.

    For over the past 9 years I’ve lost about 15,5kg (from 64,5 to 49,5 for my height of 1,6m) and I feel amazing in my body… And this all started as my wedding photographer told me that I’m not beautiful and not at all photogenic… That was a punch and from then (2002 -2008) I struggled so much with yo-yo diets and ruining my hormones and self confidence. Then at the end of 2008 I decided to start slowly with healthy shakes and still had my small “award” at the end of each successful day… And in 8 months I’ve lost it and kept it between 49,5kg – 52kg… YAY!!!

    Best of all… My husband started to take beautiful pictures of me to show me what he sees and without any special effects and my normal daily make-up, and I was astonished what he brought out of me… Wish I could show that photographer now…

    Thank you for keeping me positive and will enjoy this journey with you…

    Kindest Regards
    Murcia

    • Claire Casey

      Wow, Murcia! What an amazing, inspiring story. I’m so happy that you were able to set a course for what you wanted and sail there with such style. And what a wretched thing for your wedding photographer to say; I was shocked to hear that. I’m impressed that you didn’t let the negativity drag you down. Keep on rocking your life! xoxo Claire

      PS: I pulled the links out of your post only because it was getting your comment flagged; but they were truly beautiful photos… 😊

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