We all hone in on our “imperfections.” Most of us are harsher toward ourselves than other people would ever be. But what if those imperfections are actually things others might find beautiful? And what if other people see us for so much more than just our skin and body type?
BuzzFeed asked people to look in a mirror and describe what they saw. What they didn't know was that there were strangers on the other side of the mirror, giving their first impressions.
This powerful spoken word film has already been viewed eighteen million times, but I just saw it for the first time tonight. If you've ever felt alone, despite being connected to hundreds online, you need to take five minutes to watch this.
And now I'm honored to share it with you. It offers a tiny but powerful reminder to let go of self-doubt and share your gifts.
We all have it. A little a voice inside that tries to hold us back. Are you ready to stop listening to yours and let your light shine bright?
“When you look at a picture of a boy with bandaged stump arms, what do you do? Do you just, ‘Aw that's too bad,” and close the computer and go to bed?”
Not Mick Ebeling. What an amazing man. What an inspiring mission. What a powerful reminder of what we can do when we care.