5.08.2013

i'm coming out {eleven} tell me why we can't.

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by simplicity grace
most of the time, when they tell us to think thin, we think of something that is entirely different from who we are. and when we think thin, we do not think fit or healthy or in-shape, we think thigh-gaps and battle scars from difficult piano pieces to accent the structure of our forearms. thinking thin means feeling guilty about not only what we eat, but eating in general. thinking thin means analyzing how small we can make our overall profiles look in the mirror. thinking thin means scrutinizing ourselves, even if it hurts. 

so why can't we think quirks? why can't we think physical and personality traits that differentiate us from everyone else? why can't we think natural hombre hair in the summer and the dimple on the right side of our face? why can't we think old polaroids that sport smiles that have matured since we took them? why can't we think flushed cheeks when we see the person we love? 

my point is,
i think we should spend
more time loving how
we were
made,
instead of
wishing for the
things that
we know
we
cannot
attain.

23 comments :

  1. i love this. brilliant and beautiful, just like you. <3

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  2. Jocee, once again you've hit the nail right on the head.

    my point is,
    i think we should spend
    more time loving how
    we were
    made,
    instead of
    wishing for the
    things that
    we know
    we
    cannot
    attain.


    perfect. just perfect. i love your heart, girl. :)
    xo.

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  3. hey. hey. i recognize that picture and i feel so special right now :))
    xx.

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  4. "Oh and when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while.. Cuz' girl you're amazing just the way you are.." Hey.. I'll ake any opportunity to quote Bruno Mars! GIRL, you're gorgeous inside and out and I mean that. I've been thinking a lot about this lately. xo

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  5. *melts*
    You are so completely right. <3

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  6. jocee this is so perfect. gosh its so completely true, want to come reprogram the way I think about myself?

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  7. Amen girlfriend. You write so perfectly.
    I struggled with an eating disorder since I was thirteen. "Thinking thin" got me into a big, big ole mess. But God has totally redeemed and restored me, and I'm now learning how to see things differently :)

    Thanks for posting Jocee. You're awesome.

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  8. Good stuff, Jocee. Same goes for thinking curvy though. Women, no, PEOPLE, are just gorgeous. You don't need to change yourself to be beautiful.

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  9. Yes! Thank you for this. I was just thinking today about the things I don't like about my appearance but this is just really uplifting and the outlook I want to have. always.

    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  10. I've never really thought much about how I look or how other people look because in my mind, there is no definition of pretty or ugly. Everyone is made to look a certain way and I don't get why anyone would change how they look to be someone else or look like someone else. But sometimes, I do feel that I have the need to change, but I watched this youtube video about how you have to love yourself and that if you go stand in front of a mirror and can't find atleast five things you love about yourself, then you aren't actually...loving yourself, I guess.
    I don't have anything else to say (which is probably a good thing, since i could go on and on if i tried)

    Love you,
    ~Jenny

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  11. You put your heart on this little website, and I love it.

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  12. jocee i love you and thank you for writing the beautiful truth. it gets me every time. here's a high five and hug for you :)

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  13. i think. that you are a genius.
    #wordsofwisdom xx

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  14. So I know I'm supposed to say something incredibly witty and heartfelt, but I really can't think of anything other than this is beautiful and you are beautiful and God is doing amazing things through you.

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  15. Usually when someone posts about body image or eating habits, it's like, "No. I've heard this a thousand times." But you made this post really poetic. And I think it's a great idea to replace thoughts of thin with thoughts of quirks. :)

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  16. I 100% amen agree. You have a wise heart, and a brilliant way with words to boot.

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  17. I swear I was already going to write a post regarding this topic.
    So true!

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sometimes i do not understand why you guys like me so much, but the fact that you do (and that you keep coming around) makes me happier than you can even imagine.

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