Saturday, April 20, 2013

How do you see yourself?

My brother in law and his girlfriend were talking about this video they saw online - about the perception many people have of themselves, women in particular.  I just took a few minutes to watch it and I was blown away by the difference in the sketches.

I love the message: you are more beautiful than you think.  We are definitely our own worst critics, so don't forget to take a moment to recognize the many things about you that are beautiful.  I think this video is all about self esteem and the idea that when we feel good about ourselves, we are more confident and shine a little more than when we feel bad.  My mom has told me since I was a little girl that true beauty is within, and I still agree with that more than anything.  Often times, I think our inner beauty reflects how people see us once they get to know us - and depending on how we are, we can either be more beautiful, or less beautiful based on their conclusions.  But overall, I love the idea that people often see us in a brighter light than we see ourselves.


Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

12 comments:

Nicole said...

I saw this video a while back, it definitely resonated with me. I teared up a bit while watching it. Sad how we get these bad self images of ourselves over time.

Melissa said...

I've never seen this video and loved watching it. I can totally relate and like the message it gives women. Thanks for sharring!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I watched this video this week too. It really is so true that we are harder on ourselves than others are. Beautiful message!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

From advertising perspective, I love when brands take on bigger initiatives than just selling product. Dove has fully embraced their position helping women see their beauty. Great to see!

Lori said...

Saw this one on Facebook and was like WOW ~ I can see it though as we are all as women often critical with ourselves ~ always picking out the one thing that needs fixed. Great share Tracy. Happy weekend!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

What a beautiful video - and so inspiring... Dove have really done an amazing job! What a beautiful campaign to make women feel like beautiful women, inside and out. x

Claire said...

Oh, this was so sweet. I love Dove's remit.

Mrs. Pedersen said...

I absolutely LOVED this!

Kara said...

Thanks for sharing. I totally teared up watching this. It completely resonated with me. I get down on myself A LOT after having 2 very big babies and not looking the way I once did or not liking how my body looks now and seeing this reminded me that others probably don't see the same thing I am seeing. xoxo

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I saw this video on facebook and thought it was just so sweet. So true that we are sadly our worst critics

Jax said...

Wow... I hadn't seen this before. Absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing. I got teared up!

Hilary said...

Wow - I loved this!