Beauty does not come from fashion or the cosmetics on my face.
It is not how I feel when someone says to me, you are beautiful,
It is how I feel when I say to myself, I am beautiful.
For the external self fades away with time but inwardly, I am immortalized.
I am not defined by the thoughts of others.
I am not the creation of manmade ideals.
I will not allow callousness and spitefulness to feed my soul.
Each day maybe filled with challenges and I may struggle,
But it is also filled with hope of a better tomorrow.
With courage of undying magnitude I will make a step forward.
I do not step blindly expecting life to path a way for me,
I expect to make a path through life no matter how difficult it maybe.
The belief that I can conquer all odds is vital to my spiritual growth.
I must have confidence that even if I fall,
I will pick myself up and stand on my feet once more.
Even if I am badly bruised and broken, my spirit will remain steadfast.
For this, I will ensure that I am prepared for whatever life has in store.