I had written this verse a few years ago to buck up myself when I was constantly judging myself based on how others perceived me. However, I realized that no matter how hard I tried; it was impossible to please everyone around me. I started looking inwards to re-discover a ME that did not depend on the validation of others. Do give it a read and let me know your perspective.
When was the last time, you gave yourself a look in the mirror? not with the tinted glasses of self-judgement! but with a genuine love that never withers. When your hair becomes a shade lighter, turning to a beautiful tint of grey; but the child within you, does not bother, still ready to play. The child that defines the true you, dreams, aspirations and all; do you hush it up using harsh tones? your mature self-image standing tall. When your countless efforts in parenting, show up as puffy eyes and belly fat; you still look picture perfect when you apply your favourite matte. When was the last time, you gave yourself a pat on the back; for falling and rising through tough life phases with a confidence that doesn’t crack. Yes! You are capable to say “Well done!”, for triumphs of your life; do not look for validation from others who do not even know your strife. You know your trials and feats, so, give yourself an enormous cheer; You are as beautiful inside as out, not just how to others you appear. Change your perspective to change your world give yourself the respect you seek; appreciate yourself for the person you are, let your confidence and grace speak.