I saw this video on my friends Facebook page on Tuesday and knew immediately that it was going to be my ‘Thought for Thursday’ this week. His name is Chester Gregory and he did a cover of the song ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ by One Direction. In his words, the purpose is “to increase awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month & in response to the tragic loss of teens like Amanda Todd. Show love & share this new release & short film, for a worthy cause. – CHESS”
The video, accompanied by his vocals, makes a powerful statement. As I was watching it, it also made me think that those with low self-esteem [whether they have been bullied or not] could benefit from watching the video, as well. In the first place, those with low self-esteem would be the most susceptible to bullying, due to the fact they most likely have little to no belief in themselves and aren’t strong enough to disregard the negative comments and taunts of others….or, even their own negative thoughts of themselves. Everyone needs to realize just how beautiful they are and that they are worthy of living a wonderful, productive life filled with love and happiness, even if their present circumstances make it seem like that is impossible.
As Chester requested, please share this video. Perhaps the message will reach that one person who needs to see it and it will be helpful to them in realizing that they are indeed BEAUTIFUL and have so much to offer, regardless of what others say.
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Thank you and many blessings.