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20 Things to Appreciate About Your Body Right Now

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It’s easy to say, “You should love your body just the way it is!” But it’s much harder to make that actually happen. We live in a culture with all kinds of body ideals, setting often unattainable standards for everything from weight and shape to age and ability.

As a result, it’s easy to get lured into focusing on the areas in which your body falls short of the ideal. Maybe you hone in on how small you wish you were or how much you wish you were taller. Maybe you can’t stop worrying about a pimple on your chin or a stretch mark on your thigh. Whatever your insecurities, they can build up fast. Amid all the self-deprecation and attempts to change your body, you might forget how wonderful of a thing it really is to even have one.

When’s the last time you took a second to just appreciate that you have a body? People tend not to do this; and in fact, some people can’t remember even one time they ever felt gratitude for their body at all. But no matter how your body looks and no matter how you perceive it, here are 20 things you can appreciate about your body right now, as is.

It’s Always Changing

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Your body is constantly rebuilding, metabolizing, adapting, and growing. Tomorrow, you could look and feel different than you do today. You’re always in flux — retaining water, digesting food, releasing stress.

It’s Adaptive

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Part of the reason your body is always changing is because it’s incredibly adaptive. If you’re dehydrated, it will retain water. If you’re tired, it holds onto more energy. If you’re too warm, it cools your skin with sweat. Your body can even do this with food. If you’re not getting enough to eat, your metabolism can slow down. If you’re eating more than usual, your metabolism can speed up.

It’s Unique

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No other human being on the planet has your capabilities, your features, your brain, and your body. Just take a second to think about the magnitude of that — you are the only one who gets to go about life in this body. Reframe this as a privilege, because it is! If you’re feeling down on yourself or focused on the things about your body you wish you could change, try some of these tips to stop feeling insecure in your body.

It Allows You to Enjoy Food

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And isn’t food great? We at The Daily Meal certainly think so — from comforting dishes filled with cheese and carbs to elegant meals prepared with care, none of those taste bud sensations would be possible without your body.

It Allows You to Experience Your Surroundings

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Your senses — touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound — rely entirely on your body. It’s a privilege to experience any one of these sensations; enjoy them! Look at something beautiful today. Listen to a song you love. Wear something soft or cozy. Breathe in the delicious smells of a batch of freshly baked cookies.

It Can Grow Stronger

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No matter the task you put it through, your body reacts to become better equipped for that same task in the future. As a result, you get stronger. Live on a fifth-floor walk-up? It might be a tough climb at first, but after a few months you’ll grow closer and closer to an effortless ascent.

It Can Heal Itself

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Every cut, scrape, and bruise goes away all on its own! When you get sick, your body fends off the germ invasion. When you break a bone, it mends (with a little alignment help from your doctor).

It Allows You to Enjoy Your Hobbies

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Whether you’re a knitter, a writer, a runner, or a button collector, none of that would be possible without your physical body. Your body is the vehicle that allows you to enjoy life!

It Helps You Interact With Others

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It Stores Your Memories

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When important things happen, your body takes initiative and stores the memory. These reservoirs of your life remain tucked away in your brain whenever you may need them — and sometimes when you don’t. But either way, none of those memories would be possible without the elaborate brain mechanisms that make them happen.

It Warns You of Danger

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Your nervous system has an intricate set of responses that fire off any time your body perceives a threat. Let’s say you’re suddenly in danger — of running into someone that jumped out in front of you, for example. Before your brain has even registered what’s happening, your body reacts with a jolt of energy and a quick response. It can also warn you of emotional or situational danger by triggering feelings of nausea, clamminess, or unease — a “gut feeling.”

It’s Designed to Keep You Alive

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You know how frustrating it is to try losing weight on a diet — it can feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t shed the pounds you want. There’s a reason it’s so hard! Bodies are designed primarily to keep you alive. They know what weight they need to be to function at their best — when you try to throw this off, your body starts to do everything in its power to preserve itself. Many people get frustrated with this, wishing they could control their body size effectively. But when you think about it, it’s actually pretty amazing. Even when you’re not looking out for yourself, your body is looking out for you!

It’s Always Working

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Even when you’re resting, it’s working. Your body gets no days off. But that’s okay — it doesn’t need them. As we speak, thousands of intricate processes are going down in your body from the cellular level to the functioning of your major organs. How cool is that?

It Takes Care of Things for You

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Most of the processes that keep you alive are happening on autopilot — without you even needing to try, your body continues to breathe, digest, and perform a plethora of other complex tasks. It’s kind of incredible. Can you imagine if you needed a reminder every time it was time to metabolize your food? Could you imagine having to think about it every time you took a breath?

It Enjoys Movement and Activity

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If you’ve ever worked a desk job, you know the feeling. You get stiff, achy, and tense. Bodies love to move. When you’re stationary for an extended period of time — whether it’s from sitting at a desk or lounging in front of the TV — your body nudges you to get moving again.

It Gives You Energy

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When you eat food, your body processes the nutrients and stores the energy. Then, it uses it at will; but always keeps some energy on hand. Whenever something exciting happens or an opportunity arises that requires you to expend energy — a soccer game with friends, maybe, or a celebration of success — your body fuels you with exactly the boost you need. If it’s having trouble doing that, or you’re feeling fatigued and drained of energy, something strange could be going on.

It’s There Whenever You Need It

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Want to go someplace? Your body has your back. Want to dance? Any time. Want to eat a pint of ice cream while laughing in a fit on the floor? Your body is ready and willing. It’s the only thing in life that, no matter the circumstances, is present and prepared for whatever the world throws at you.

It Holds Your Emotions

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Joy, amusement, sadness, guilt, love, and every other emotion that flits through your brain would be virtually impossible without your body. Even more incredible is the way in which your emotions in turn affect your health — click here for 20 incredible ways that happiness can affect your body.


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"


30 Body-Positive Quotes That'll Remind You That You Are Enough

Reset your mindset with these powerful words from inspirational women.

Every body deserves acceptance &mdash including yours. Let these body-positive quotes serve as a reminder that while it's normal to struggle with your body image, practicing self-love and self-acceptance can help you feel more confident and let go of impossible beauty standards. These inspirational sayings from your favorite celebs prove that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident about the skin they're in.

"It doesn&rsquot have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see."

"Each individual woman&rsquos body demands to be accepted on its own terms."

"We&rsquove forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I&rsquom struggling, and it&rsquos okay to come to terms with realizing it&rsquos going to be a bit of a journey."

"My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It&rsquos about being content. And sometimes other priorities win."

"Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like."

"I can&rsquot think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself."

"Since I don&rsquot look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good."

"I definitely have body issues, but everybody does. When you come to the realization that everybody does &mdash even the people that I consider flawless &mdash then you can start to live with the way you are."

"Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself, &lsquoI love you,&rsquo if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind."

"Don&rsquot waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living."

"You have to stand up and say, &lsquoThere&rsquos nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you&rsquore the one with the problem!'"

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder."

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin &mdash that&rsquos what really makes you beautiful."

"I realize everybody wants what they don&rsquot have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what&rsquos on the outside."

"I&rsquove made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them."

"Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others."

"Be happy in your own skin. If you are unhealthy, start by making small changes to become healthier. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy."

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn&rsquot define your beauty."

"You all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it&rsquos MY body. I love it and I&rsquom comfortable in my own skin."

"Being a healthy woman isn&rsquot about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters &mdash on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves."

"I&rsquom pretty comfortable with my body. I&rsquom imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once."

"We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?"

"Someone&rsquos always going to have a critique &hellip All that matters is what I think of it. And I had to go so deep inside myself and look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror and accepting what&rsquos in the mirror is very, very difficult. And right now, I love it every time I look in the mirror."

"I make a promise to myself to start appreciating what my body CAN do and stop focusing on what it can&rsquot. I promise to stop analyzing every angle and every curve and every pound and every meal. I&rsquom going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I&rsquom always working towards my goals, one day I&rsquoll reach them."

"To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I&rsquom making, and most important, it&rsquos about keeping fit mentally and physically. I&rsquom constantly reminding myself it&rsquos not about my thighs: It&rsquos about my commitment and my happiness level."

"Nobody is perfect. I just don&rsquot believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, 'This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!' I&rsquom proud of that."

"Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally creates self-esteem."

"All I have to say is 'I'm healthy.' In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I'm healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything."

"Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!"