Have you ever criticized yourself because of how you look? Are there parts of your body you do not

like? As a mental health professional for children, teens, and adults, many people come in with self-

esteem issues and often complain about their flaws. Perhaps a little encouragement is all they need

to get them to appreciate and love the skin they are in. Guess what? Each and every one of us were

created by God. Although we are not perfect, He is and does not make mistakes! By changing the

way we think, we can change how we feel about ourselves and the rest of the world.

Beautiful is a positive, wholesome, and inspirational book that promotes healthy self-esteem for

children of all ages. It is about loving yourself for the person God created you to be despite the

physical flaws you have. It is about self-acceptance and self-worth. Have confidence in yourself, your

abilities, and even in the areas that you lack. Most importantly, know that you are special and loved

by many but by God the most because He loves you just the way you are.

"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You,

for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very

well" (Psalms 139:13-14, NKJV).

--Mendi Joi Carrington