I came across this post through an acquaintance of mine on facebook and I thought I'd share. You can find more of her writing at www.bexdailyinspirations.blogspot.com
"Beauty is NOT EVERYTHING.... it just is something!"
I was rushing to catch a flight in the airport and had to cut through all the security.Wow.. at first people didn't respond but then when they saw that I was serious they started to push me through. I am not sure that would have happened so easily if I was at my beginning weight. I hate to say that but that's how people are. I wish so badly that we could all see the brilliance in each other regardless of the number on the scale. I fall prey to this as well sadly to say. I have thought about going and volunteering at an obese clinic to work on seeing past the weight and into their souls. There is no need for judgement.. no need for disregarding them as anything less than who they really are. Many of times, when I was obese I just needed someone to tell me I was ok just the way I was. Well, thinking back now I am not sure even if people would tell me that .. I wasn't open to receiving it because of all the negative thoughts I had about myself. So .. I get thinking of what I can do. Who knows who I may be able to affect if I spent the time getting to truly know and care for those hurting so badly inside. I know how much it meant to me one time when a guy told me he saw me for who I was and not what I looked like. It made all the difference in the world.
So.. yes, I am more beautiful on the outside these days.. but beauty is just beauty.. it doesn't make who I truly am. The great thing about me now is that I never really had the beauty to carry me through life so I learned to connect with people in other more authentic ways. People are people.... no matter what they look like... as for me I will accept them as such to the best of my ability.