You can iron out every crease, pump weights, diet, dye, dress to the nines, and still not be the most attractive person in the room. Because that person perfected the inner while you perfected the outer. You want to be magnetic? Be funny. Be smart. Be cultured. Be interesting. Be everything beyond beauty. Then put on a killer dress and knock em all out.
It’s all about risk vs. reward. Like a mental equation before every decision. If the reward is bigger than the risk, I’ll do it. Is the momentary adrenaline of jumping off this rock into the water below worth the risk of hurting my body? No. It gives me nothing important. No new knowledge. No new door unlocked. My soul remains untouched. Unmoved. Physical rewards are almost never worth the risk of physical pain. But what about emotional rewards? What is the risk? Heart break, loss, betrayal, time, a sadness that weighs your soul into the ground. But what is the reward? Love. Even if for only a second, love. Then do it. Without hesitation. Why? Because you never really lose. You never really gamble. It will always give you something. A soul mate. A soul quake. A new start. A map to the unexplored jungles in your heart. A flag to plant on the mountain you conquered. Nothing is so rare, so familiar, so crushing, so expansive, so stunning, so terrifying, so shackling and liberating, so everything all at once. So worthwhile. Whatever the price. Even if your pockets are empty, sell what you need to. Bargain. Trade. If there is nothing else use bravery. Have the courage to risk for love, always. There is no reward quite like it.
Crying while watching all the videos of people coming out to their friends and family. Coming out is one of the bravest, scariest, and most emotional moments of so many peoples lives. Some of us are met with love and acceptance, some of us are met with hate and abandonment. Today we celebrate that moment, and for those of us who were left feeling heartbroken and alone we reach out today and every other day. I love you, you’re not alone, you’re so brave, so strong, and your courage will be rewarded. Keep moving forward. Don’t rid the world of your sparkle. Don’t dim your shine. ️