How Do YOU Define Yourself?

Lizzie Velasquez has an extremely rare medical condition which has led her to become an author and motivational speaker.

This video has been floating around the webosphere (may have made that word up :mrgreen:) and also appeared a few times on my Facebook feed. This morning I found the time to watch it. Oh. My. Goodness. It was inspirational. It was beautiful. She is beautiful. This video made me cry and smile, all before 8AM in the morning.

In her speech, Lizzie speaks about creating your own definitions, defining your own person and refusing to let other people put labels on you. Since in today’s modern world, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid being defined by other people or by society’s ‘standards’, it’s quite a fresh reminder that we are in charge. Only we have the power to truly define ourselves.

And my favourite line? “Tell me those negative things, I’m gonna turn them around and I’m gonna use them as a ladder to climb up to my goals”

Bravo, Lizzie, I applaud you. You are one of the world’s most truly beautiful people.


About Lily

Lily is the blogger's name of an overimaginative, positivity-powered, and potentially awkward introvert girl who likes to think she's "quirky" (though it's very possible that she's just plain weird!) She loves music, musical theatre, art & comics, inspirational stories, languages, expressive people and anything that is a little eccentric.
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3 Responses to How Do YOU Define Yourself?

  1. Wow is right. Just when you think you’ve got an idea of what it means to be courageous, something like this comes along and kicks you in the head. Thanks, Lily– and if you ever hear me whining and complaining in future, please give me a much needed kick in the pants!! : )

    • Lily says:

      Noted! Sometimes we need things like this to give us a friendly reminder that there’s still so much more we can reach for 🙂 Thanks for another one of your wonderful comments, Mark, always good to read them 🙂

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