When you think of beauty, what comes to mind? Is it the skyline of a glistening city *cough - Paris - cough*, or the latest pre-Fall collections that are falling into our laps? In a fashionista’s mind, these things and many more are what we consider beautiful, but what a lot of us seem to forget (myself included) is that we are beautiful! Yes, you too!
Across the globe at this very moment, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of women who are being told by sympathetic doctors, “you have mesothelioma cancer”. This rare form of cancer makes it easy to forget that you are beautiful too, and when the whole world seems to be out to get you, it can be easy to assume that you are never going to be beautiful again. They give up, dismissing it as a past experience.
The thing about beauty is that it is something that you can make happen for yourself, and it’s something that you feel. Remember that feeling of when you actually fit into that LBD that only had a smaller size available? Or when you bought that insanely gorgeous piece of costume jewellery that went with absolutely everything? Beauty exists within us all, and with a little bit of work, anyone can unlock it by capturing those memories and remembering the feeling. No matter what the circumstances, you are no exception - you are beautiful!
I hope you all enjoyed this different kind of post. I know I usually talk about materialistic things, but sometimes you have to stop and look around. The world is not perfect, and even though we may feel close, there are so many other people out there that we’re all guilty of forgetting about once in a while when consumed by our life bubble. Anyway, again, hope you enjoyed this post, and talk soon!
Written by myself and Jackie Clark, an advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (click here to see her blog to learn more)