“Behind the glamor, behind the make up, behind all those flashy clothes, there's an ordinary girl who just happens to have an extra ordinary job. I have seen young girls follow celebrities and try to be one of them. They try to attain perfection, have the perfect body, perfect skin tone. They aren’t fully aware of the fact that behind the looks there are a lot of designers, make up artists, and photoshop/video editing. Their whole sense of beauty is flawed. There is no good to looking good if you are conscious all the time about how you look. You should be care free. Love the real you. The way you are so that even if you are without makeup, you can look into the mirror and with a big smile embrace your imperfections. Just imagine if you don’t even love yourself how do you expect anyone to love you. So first and foremost learn to love yourself by being who you are and not what the world wants you to be. All you need to do is have a great heart and be compassionate towards others. I hope you spread the message and let the world know that you value inner beauty more than the outer appearance." — Scarlett Johansson
Message from Dr. B. (Linda Paulk Buchanan): I like to find short quotes to expand on for my ACEspiration messages, but this week I am passing on a message from Scarlett Johansson. I wonder if she ever stood in front of the mirror and scrutinized her looks? They aren’t perfect! But she is now one of my heroes. I hope that today when you look in the mirror you will see that you are “beYOUtiful!”
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