would you choose to call yourself beautiful?

How do you see you? As a woman? A mother? A friend?

Do you see yourself as beautiful? Would you dare to say that out loud? Would you admit it publicly if given a choice?

Amazing, right? I watched and I thought what would I choose? Would I be confident enough in me to walk through the doors that we all should walk? Or would I just shuffle in through the average one?

When you look in the mirror it’s so easy to see the flaws and where we think we don’t measure up and all the things we should be doing. It’s easy to see what we don’t like and miss that deep internal beauty and confidence.

You see – you are already at the core absolutely profoundly beautiful.

I want to be like that mother who looked at her daughter and pushed her in the direction she should go. That’s really who you are – even though culture tells us so many things about ourselves – expectations and should be’s and measuring up moments – at the heart you are beautiful. There was no way that the mom was ever going to let her daughter walk through the average door.

There’s no way I’m going to let you either.

Hold your head high. Embrace your awesome.

Choose beautiful.

~Rachel

and if this blessed you the way it blessed me – would you please consider liking it or sharing it? You can also find the link to it here on Facebook -> Choose Beautiful¬†And for those of you who love Pinterest and want to bookmark this video for later here’s a pin.

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19 Responses to “would you choose to call yourself beautiful?”

  1. April 8, 2015

    Dana Reply

    This made me cry. I easily see the beauty in others (and verbally encourage them to reassure them that they are beautiful — even strangers!). But I struggle to see my own.
    But I would push my two daughters through that beautiful door without question!!! And I’m sure my mom would push me too.

    Thank you for sharing this. I love Dove. :)

  2. April 8, 2015

    Gina Reply

    This gave me chills. I know I would have walked through the average door but absolutely would have pushed my daughter, nieces, sister, mom through the beautiful door. It’s so difficult to view myself as beautiful, but I am in so many ways just as we all are. Such a strong message that must be shared.

    xoxo
    Gina

    • April 8, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      That was the exact moment when I knew it needed to be shared. It’s so easy to see others for all the are and miss our own beauty and strength.

      thank you, Gina. :)

  3. April 8, 2015

    Megan Reply

    This actually makes me angry. I’m so bloody sick of labels, positive or otherwise. I refuse to be pigeon-holed. Am I beautiful? Am I average? Who cares? I am ME! And I am HAPPY! Here’s my announcement: Give me something to cut glass, because I’m making my own entrance. How is that for self-esteem?

    • April 8, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      Megan, I am truly sorry it made you angry. I really believe exactly what you expressed is exactly the intent of the video – that it’s about you seeing your own beauty because you don’t need definers. So often people tend to not give themselves the credit that you see in yourself – it’s empowering to hear your passion for you. So glad that you have that and my goal and hope in sharing this is that we all can love who we are.

      ~Rachel

  4. April 8, 2015

    Alicia Reply

    I think modesty is beautiful, beauty on the inside is so much more valuable.

  5. April 8, 2015

    Catrina Reply

    Yeah, I’m okay with not being beautiful. This video did nothing for me. I don’t value myself on the way I look but instead on who I am on the inside.

    • April 8, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      I think to me that is why I love the video – it’s more of an inside posture of who we think we are – do we listen to external definers? Or are we so confident in us that our beauty is from deep within?

      thanks Catrina. Blessings to you.

      Rachel

  6. April 8, 2015

    Shelly Reply

    I think many women would walk through the average door because they think, I’m not that beautiful. But being beautiful is so much more than outward beauty. It’s when you run ahead to open a door for an elderly person or offer to take a cart back so the person doesn’t have to return it in the rain. Or maybe giving a smile to a total stranger, who looks like they are having a bad day. It’s those little things, the care that comes out of your heart for others, that makes a person truly beautiful. But I think it’s so easy to concentrate on the outer beauty, that makes us see ourselves as average.
    When you look beyond outward beauty, you find really what makes this world a beautiful place.

    • April 8, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      I think you’re the best, Shelly, for real.

      I’m so grateful for your words.

      ~Rachel

    • April 9, 2015

      Darcy Reply

      Well said Shelly! I was saddened that so many assume the sign refers to external beauty. Endeavoring to be a good person counts for so much more!

  7. April 8, 2015

    sharon Reply

    Agree with so many that I would push my daughters, daughters-in-law and grandaughters thru the Beutiful door but for myself….I really believe that inner beauty far outweighs exterior beauty. Don’t and have never considered myself beautiful and never considered it that important…and at one time really disliked myself. Because of Jesus have now learned who I am in Him nd can love myself because He loved me enough to die for me!

    • April 8, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      I think that’s what I like – it’s really this moment of self reflection and how we perceive ourselves.

      Blessings, Sharon.

      Rachel

  8. April 8, 2015

    Sabrina Reply

    Since we got married, my husband keeps telling me I’m beautiful and talented and wonderful. I’ve had low self-confidence for most of my life, but he’s helped me see the beauty in myself. It doesn’t matter if I’m 3 months post partum, or sick in the hospital from morning sickness, or recovering from surgery, or exercising, or dark circles from little sleep, or dressed up for a date or playing duets together or when I’m wearing makeup or not… he tells me I’m beautiful and I know he means it. I’ve quit fighting him about it, and just started accepting it and I do feel beautiful. I’m so grateful for him helping me see the good in myself and to not be ashamed. Today I’d walk through the Beautiful door. Thanks for sharing.

    • April 8, 2015

      Rachel Marie Martin Reply

      I love your story, Sabrina. Thank you. You are so blessed to have such a caring, loving and truth telling man as your husband.

      ~Rachel

  9. April 10, 2015

    Laura Reply

    Where’s the ugly or below average door?

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