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#choosebeautiful



Dove just released a new commercial asking women to #choosebeautiful and it's striking a chord.

We place so much pressure on ourselves to look a certain way, dress a certain way, appear a certain way. Even after we do all of that how many of us would still choose the door marked "average"? I was thinking to myself what door would I choose and so many different scenarios played in my head.

In college I would have chosen beautiful. I was thin (without even trying), tan and living it up no worries with all my friends in San Diego.

As a pregnant person I would have chosen beautiful, because even though most days I felt like a whale I was still in awe that my body was growing a life. I felt good and those kicks and jabs only solidified that I was indeed beautiful.

As a new mom often (but not always) I would probably choose average - or perhaps try and find another entrance! So this made me think - why would I think of myself now as only average and my past selves as beautiful. And also if my past selves were my present self...would I still choose beautiful?

Then I got to think about my daughter and how I hope she never chose any other door than beautiful.

Where I see my chubby cheeks, she sees something soft to hold. Where I curse those extra pounds around my waist, my husband tells me I am sexy. Those lines around my eyes are earned with laughter and love because I am lucky to be surrounded by it. I am quite certain that beautiful has many different interpretations and for this I am grateful.

So today and everyday I am going to teach Presley and reteach myself to always

#choosebeautiful

I challenge you to do the same.

Well played Dove.

10 comments

  1. Not sure why I'm crying right now but I absolutely loved this video!!! Especially the mother that pulled her daughter to the beautiful side!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. This made me so sad! But it's such a good message too. Thanks for sharing, I'm passing it along.

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  3. I needed this! I definitely would've chosen beautiful when I was pregnant. I loved being pregnant. But, it makes me kind of sad that today I would definitely choose average. There are a lot of things post baby that I'm not liking about myself and I am so scared to let Mykenzi see any of those insecurities. I never want her to feel anything less than beautiful.

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  4. I agree...Dove struck a cord with me too....I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in what society tells us is beautiful we forget to embrace what makes us different. Loved this post Laura!

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  5. I do not know you and you do not know me, but I needed this today and it was beautiful and you certainly are too. Thank you for posting this.

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  6. This gives me chills. I always love the message that Dove presents in its advertisements and this is definitely another win. And you're beautiful :)

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  7. I loved that and hadn't seen it before! Thanks for sharing! And you should always choose beautiful because you ARE! Even more so now that you are a mom!!!

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  8. This made me tear up - great post and such a great message! Dove always hits it out of the park and really gets people to think and reflect. And if you ever stumble upon these doors, you better go through the beautiful one lady, because you are!! :) xx

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  9. LOVE this! Grab the tissues! Hope ya'll are doing fabulous by the way!

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