I try to tell my three daughters how beautiful they are, not only because they are beautiful, but because I don’t recall anyone ever calling me beautiful growing up.
I was young and naive when I got married (I was still a minor by law), and I don’t think my husband (now ex) ever even called me beautiful either. Instead he repeatedly picked out my flaws.
Your nose is too big. Your feet are ugly. You’re a fat ass.
It’s taken me years after my divorce to get over all my insecurities. And I still find it hard to accept compliments. But instead of disagreeing, I can now say “thank you”.
It’s also taken me years to forgive him and others that have wronged me.
If someone is putting you down instead of pulling you up, they don’t deserve to be in your life. You’ll feel happier and more beautiful when you hang around positive people. Removing negative people from your life isn’t easy
Go look at yourself in the mirror and say “I’m beautiful”. Say it again and then again, this time with a smile. Go ahead, I’ll wait for you right here.
I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction, and now every time I tell myself I’m beautiful in the mirror, it’s usually within 24 hours that someone else tells me so as well. Heck, even ask Siri.