But the other thing is, look, I've always thought Kim Kardashian is (physically) a beautiful lady. I watched their show a couple of seasons and I can't say her behavior is always beautiful (but then, I don't know how I'd look if I was followed around by cameras 24/7 and then had my movements edited to fit a narrative.) But then I see things like this and it makes me think, wow, if you are literally caking that much make-up on every day, do I even know what you really look like? Do you?
Anyway, this is sort of connected to something else that's a little embarrassing to admit. There's this lady who I've known for a number of years. And for every single day of those years, I have seriously envied her. She is very sweet, loved by everyone, and drop-dead gorgeous. And - most embarrassing thing - it was the gorgeous part I envied the most. Cause she's, like, perfect. Perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect teeth, perfect figure....everything.
I want to share this post with you guys about a friend of mine from back home. Shanda is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet, and I'm not just saying that. She has the most kind and gentle spirit. For a long time she has struggled with chronic migraines, but you will never hear her complain. Ever. And frankly, I've always thought she was beautiful, even when (it turns out) she didn't.
On another blog, she shared her story of how she has lost 40 pounds and counting. Not because she wants to change who she is, be anything she's not or be what somebody else says she should be. I'm sharing this with you because I know everyone struggles at one point or another with addictions and body image and trusting God, sometimes all three together. Read, friends, and be encouraged: Shanda's Story.