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25 things that make you beautiful (regardless of how you look)
This is not an article about how to make your pores look smaller. - photo by Melinda Fox
We talk so much about how to be beautiful on the outside -- use this cream to make your hair irresistibly soft; eat this food to lose your belly fat; buy this dress to look fabulous -- but we rarely focus on what's more important: inner beauty. Here is a list of things that make you (yes, you!) beautiful on the inside.

1. Being able to laugh at yourself

2. Getting out of bed (even on Mondays)

3. Not caring whether other people like you

4. Being grateful for everyone who helped you get where you are

5. Being passionate about learning

6. Letting other cars in your lane even when it's super traffic-y

7. Making hard choices

8. Having the strength to do something no one else is doing

9. Smiling at strangers

10. Including someone even when you don't feel like talking to anyone

11. Not allowing your mistakes and flaws to define you

12. Having goodwill for someone who's hurt you

13. Forgiving yourself

14. Being crazy excited for something because you're so passionate about it

15. Having a good attitude when there's nothing to have a good attitude about

16. Having the ability to create

17. Really caring about what other people have to say

18. Having good manners

19. Being flexible

20. Doing the right thing even when no one will know

21. Having goals

22. Sticking to your standards

23. Loving people who can't give you anything in return (even love)

24. Accepting people's differences

25. Loving yourself unconditionally
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