This all might sound incredibly silly to you, but I just feel like it's way way way more important to talk about than we think it is.
I truthfully get excited when I see people post selfies!! Because I know that it takes a little courage, a little thought, a little boldness. Okay, maybe a lot. I know that we all pause and worry that people will jump to conclusions, or formulate opinions that aren't accurate. That maybe they'll think we're searching for affirmation or seeking compliments. Either way, it's really none of our business. However, it is our business to love anyways. To encourage them. To celebrate a brief moment of vulnerability.
That's all this social media thing really is anyways, flashes of vulnerability. Glimpses of our insecurities manifesting themselves as mountain top moments. But past that, is the depths of our hearts, our spirits, the parts of us that love deeply, that dance fearlessly to their own beat.
I think when we take a selfie we're saying -
I have come so far.
I feel beautiful.
I am new.
I am loved.
I am awake.
We just want people to see us in moments we feel really content being in our own skin. And I think that they help us see into someone's eyes, their spirit. They help us to see that someone felt comfortable and bold for long enough to document it.
Let's celebrate that, really celebrate it. I think it's really worth celebrating.