Beautiful Disaster [Guest Post]

I have a very special treat for you today. Morganne from NutButterRunner is guest posting and sharing some wonderful inspiration. Enjoy!

Hi everyone! My name is Morganne and I blog at I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Amy and couldn’t turn down her request to write up a guest post for you guys!

While I was listening to iTunes, Jon McLaughlin’s song “Beautiful Disaster” began to play.


I was instantly inspired to write this post.

One of the most important aspects of healthy living is including both inner and outer peace. For me, this means choosing healthy foods, being physically active, but also realizing your own worth, happiness, and knowing that you are beautiful.

Unfortunately, society today has “defined” the term “beauty” to unrealistic expectations. The improvement of technology, using Photoshop on models, and celebrities’ unhealthy weights have now become what we strive to be.

Rather than tearing ourselves a part about body parts that we don’t like, we should focus on what we do like. Yes, my thighs may be considered “thunder-sized”, but I know they are muscular and allow me to do the things I love, like running. Yes, my arms are weak and can barely get me a pull-up, but they allow me to drive, bike, swim, and cook.

I challenge you to take the things that you “hate”, and find what you love about it.

Remember, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

What does beauty mean to you?

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Disaster [Guest Post]

  1. I love this! It’s so true that it is all about perspective. There are things that I don’t love about myself but focusing on the things I can do always helps me get through those moments of insecurity. Thanks Morganne!

  2. I started playing this new game. Every time I’m in a public place and I look at someone I try to think at least one nice thought about them. Like “they have a great smile,” “love her shoes,” etc. It’s even more fun when I’m around people I know because the compliments can be more meaningful.
    It never fails to make me smile.

  3. It’s such a simple thing to do, but so hard for most people. including myself. I’m getting back onto the self love train and in the process I’ve really learned to love everything, Hate doesn’t have to be a part of my life at all because theres always something good that can be found in any situation/item/person.
    Thanks for posting.

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