Photo Credit: Erika Ulloa Fine Art Photography
Have you ever wondered what adjectives you have in your head describing you? Not the ones you want but the ones deep-seated, at the very core of your being?
I’ve been meditating on those words recently. On the words I’ve had buried for so long I forgot they were there. Words like sweet, kind, gentle, smart, responsible, naïve, proud, simple, obedient. Words that are not bad. But words that I’ve been trying to break away from for a long time because they don’t encompass all of me.
Have you ever felt that way before? How do you break the cycle of the words? More importantly, how do you add additional words to your vocabulary when it comes to describing you?
I happen to be a fan of Ed Sheeran. I love a lot of his songs but his song Beautiful People hit me the wrong way. I know from context the message he was trying to get across but I realized I didn’t agree.
Because I happen to know that we are all beautiful people. Whether you realize it or not. YOU…ARE…BEAUTIFUL and it’s time we started acknowledging that.
As a corporate event planner, I have the pleasure of working with a diverse group of people. From the different vendors, many who are now colleagues/friends, to our amazing clients, we work with a myriad of different people, personalities. And I can say without a doubt, all beautiful people.
With so much uncertainty and many of us tying who we are to what we do, it can be hard to feel beautiful. Especially if you haven’t had to dress as well as you normally would for the last several days. If your typical rhythm is off.
We may not know each other, but I can say with full confidence that you are important. That you are essential. That you are beautiful. Why, because you’re here. During this time. During this space.
So do me a favor. Write one word. One positive word to describe yourself and send it to us. I’m going to create a visual reminder for all of us. That way when you’re having one of those days again, you’ll be able to come back and remind yourself of how special you are.