(Lord, have mercy. Being authentic is really, really hard sometimes.)
Thing is, we all need to know and accept the truth about the things we see. Because seeing isn't believing--not when it comes to beauty and the way popular culture keeps shoving it down our eyeballs.
But if we can be trained to discern the truth--if we're able to look at a magazine cover, a tv show, a movie, a Facebook or Pinterest post for the fiction they often are--the easier it will become to accept ourselves and our many flaws.
Nobody is perfect.
Nobody outruns old age.
Nobody over the age of 30 should forego foundation.
And everybody needs Jesus; the only one whose beauty lives up to the hype.