Taking pride in your appearance and spending the time to learn how to take care of your body is a high-value move. We respect people who take care of themselves, and we respect ourselves when we make our health a priority. But it’s not the only thing that makes us beautiful.

Where you are RIGHT NOW is exactly where you are supposed to be.

Even if you find yourself in the middle of chaos, a complicated relationship, just after a long weekend of bad choices, in the middle of moving, or after a really difficult day.

Take a deep breath and know that you have everything you need inside you – all you have to do is polish it up with a little attitude shift and let it shine – so it can attract and magnetize all of the people and opportunities that will make your dreams a reality.

Beauty is how you value yourself.

Your value as a person doesn’t come from your face or your weight on the scale, it doesn’t come from how much money you make or who you’re dating.

It comes from the way you practice love – toward yourself and the people in your life. It comes from how present you are, your ability to listen, to be compassionate – again, toward yourself and towards the people in your life.

Think about it.

The people you want to be around the most worry less about themselves and how they look and more about listening to you, caring about you and loving you….

….because they’re not really worried about “being beautiful.”

They simply ARE beautiful by living with the qualities that make being human such a gift.

I know you’re probably really busy today but don’t forget to be kind to the people you encounter around you.

There’s always enough time to smile, say thank you, ask someone how their day is going. Truly, it is the simplest things that make the biggest difference.

You are that person too.

With love from the Trench kitchen,