Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? The answer to this question should always be yourself. Growing up, I was always the shortest and smallest. I’ve been petite most of my life and would hate when people would respond to me with “OMG you are so skinny,” or “Look at you.” I hated being responded to in that way. It made me feel fragile and weak, which is extremely silly. I didn’t realize that until I asked one woman who responded to me that way, “Why?” I was surprised to hear her response and learned that it was her own insecurity speaking. Here I am, wanting to be bigger and more curvy, and the more curvy women want to be small and petite. The moral of this story is that we should stop comparing ourselves to others and learn to love ourselves—AS IS. Yes, I am short, Yes, I am petite, and that’s me.  GOD makes no mistakes. I am learning every day to love myself so that I can love others. It starts with me first. I am exactly who I’m supposed to be. You are exactly who you are supposed to be. No need to ever stand in front of the mirror and question that. 

Brooke Santos