There was a time when Colleen was able to count the amount of times she had been told she was beautiful on only one hand. Until now. Find out why she now has no problem thinking she's beautiful and why her daughter moved her to tears.
There’s something amazing about aging—looking at yourself with a critical eye and seeing yourself for who you really are. Not that shy and not-so-confident awkward teenager of years gone by…but the woman who has faced challenges and came out smiling.
When Dove asked me to have my daughter create a video about what she finds beautiful about her mother and for me to write about my reaction, I knew it was going to be a tough one. I’ve never seen myself as beautiful.
Last night, she brought me the video and as I predicted, there were tears. She sees me as beautiful from the outside but so much more from the inside.
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