I hope that you didn’t dismay and stop reading our publications because you think that I’m not in tune with reality when I say you are beautiful. You might have thought : “She doesn’t know me, that’s why she speaks like that.” Right; I don’t know you yet, but I know me and so many other friends that have gone through the same situation. And I saw in each of them an indescribable beauty. But, it’s not not worth anything for me to see your beauty if you are not able to see it and accept it.
This week I want to help you discover your beauty. I want you to think about three parts of your body that you appreciate. Don’t look at the whole picture, look for only three isolated parts: perhaps your eyes, maybe your hands, your hair, your voice, your perfect nails. Start contemplating these three parts.
I’m going to tell you one of the parts that most calls my attention in you: your intelligence. In spite of everything that happened, the consequences, the scars and the pain, your intelligence didn’t give up. You can discern between what’s right an what’s wrong; beautiful and ugly; pleasant and unpleasant. And through your intelligence, you are going to learn to recognize your beauty and your potential- this is the reason why I admire this in you and in all of those that one day suffered an abuse.
They can take away your dignity, your self-confidence, the value you give to life, your dreams, the future but they cannot take away your intelligence. Through it you know that there is a tomorrow; through your intelligence you will be able to construct a better life; through your intelligence you will have the courage to defy the impossible. Through your intelligence, you will learn to love and value yourself. And that’s exactly what I want you to put into practice this week.
Do you see that there is always something good in each one of us? Oh, and don’t forget about the three body parts… share with me what you have selected.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.