Pretty is ... loving yourself just as you are.
“She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.”
~ Roman Payne
Pretty is ... living dangerously.
“A man touched me:
his hand... my thigh.
I touched him too:
my fist... his jaw.”
~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Pretty is ... being confident.
“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
~ Roman Payne
Pretty is ... finding your sensuality.
“Touch me, touch the palm of your hand to my body as I pass,
Be not afraid of my body.”
~ Walt Whitman
Pretty is ... feeling sexy as hell.
“lean in to kiss me
in all the places
where the ache
the most special.”
~ Sanober Khan
Pretty is ... being in love.
Afterwards, when we have slept, paradise-
comaed and woken, we lie a long time
looking at each other.
I do not know what he sees, but I see
eyes of surpassing tenderness
and calm, a calm like the dignity
of matter. I love the open ocean
blue-grey-green of his iris, I love
the curve of it against the white,
that curve the sight of what has caused me
to come, when he’s quite still, deep
inside me. I have never seen a curve
like that, except the earth from outer
space. I don’t know where he got
his kindness without self-regard,
almost without self, and yet
he chose one woman, instead of the others.
~ Sharon Olds
Pretty is ... being empowered.
As. you. are.
Stronger than you know.
More beautiful than you think.
Worthier than you believe.
More loved than you can ever imagine.
Passionate about making a difference.
Fiery when protecting those you love.
Learning. Growing. Not alone.
Warm. Giving. Generous.
Quirky. Sexy. Funny. Smart.
Flawed. Whole. Scared. Brave.
And so, so, so.much.more.
Pretty is ... feeling peace.
"Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will define you, it will immortalize you." ~ Sri Chinmoy
Pretty is ... being vulnerable.
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
~ Criss Jami
Pretty is ... being authentic.
“What it means to be authentic:
- to be more concerned with truth than opinions
- to be sincere and not pretend
- to be free from hypocrisy: "walk your talk"
- to know who you are and to be that person
- to not fear others seeing your vulnerabilities
- being confident to walk away from situations where you can't be yourself
- being awake to your own feelings
- being free from others' opinions of you
- accepting and loving yourself”
~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Pretty is ... being unconditionally happy.
“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
~ Roy T. Bennett