There we were, Zumba-ing the night away, when I noticed a woman next to Emily trying to pick up the steps and occasionally looking around for sympathy and support. Little did she know I’m a sucker for this kind of gym goer.
We consoled her, “We’re all just beginners here. You’ll get it.” She looked uneasy. I added, “Just do what makes you feel pretty.”
After another song, one we’d warned her about being extra tough, she turned to us and said, “You know, I really like that. Do what makes you feel pretty. That should be our motto. Our motto for life.”
The more I thought about it, the more I liked her idea. Almost everything I do is something that makes me feel pretty. I’m a good girl, obedient, and it makes me feel pretty. I was there at the gym dancing, and it made me feel pretty. When I tell someone else they look pretty, I can’t help but feel a little prettier myself.
I believe that when we are making good decisions, those decisions give us a strong sense of self and confidence. So by advising someone to “Just do what makes you feel pretty,” it’s really just a clever way of telling someone to do the right thing.
So go do what makes you feel pretty.