Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of blogs from TMCYouth.com. Here’s what the editors of the site have to say:

“There’s nobody you know better than yourself. The ‘Dear Me’ blog series is a way to share today’s spiritual insights with a past you, or a future you. . . . It’s about being honest, real, and true to yourself. What would you share with a future or past you? What would you say to help the rest of us grow through similar experiences?”

Loving who you are

Oh my beautiful body!

I wish I could be there, sitting just outside the bathroom door when you come out, on your way back to the dance studio. I would love to tell you that I know you have been throwing up so that you can lose weight, but that I love you, and I don’t think badly of you. I would tell you that I understand how hard it is to be surrounded by magazine images of skinny models and actresses all day, and dance studio mirrors all night.

But I would also tell you that I think you are beautiful. Last night I was looking at pictures of you from that time, 35 years ago, and you were so lovely. You thought you were never good enough. But, I would tell you that, not only were you good enough, you were perfect . . . you were you. And that was always enough.

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