“YOU ARE MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL”

I started off my day yesterday by weighing myself.

If you know anything about me, you know that years of body image issues lead to an understanding that this was not much of a good idea. Needless to say, I weighed myself, I gasped, and I immediately texted my partner to fill up our message box with self-hate and other personal attacks.

I hopped on the elevator to head up to my office, and while waiting for a response to my inappropriate texts, I pulled up Instagram as I usually do.

When my app refreshed, I discovered the first post sitting in my feed:

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I laughed. Hard, actually.

The timing. The humbling attitude check. The universe.

Just as I was fully entrenched in the art of self-loathe, the universe tapped me on the shoulder (#IAmMoreThanMyGREScore, and all of that), and said, “Michael, stop.”

Snap out of it. You are more than beautiful.

While the signs are not always directly in front of us, sometimes it’s really just this simple. Let this post be your tap on the shoulder.

Snap out of it.

You are more than beautiful.

Pausing, beautifully,

Michael

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