As we welcome in a new decade, we all could use a little bit of positivity to kick off the new year. Fresh beginnings and all. Fortunately, Sam Smith is here to do just that. On January 5, the talented musician took to Instagram to share a photo showing himself sitting on a boat while on vacation. You know, living his best life. But it was the caption that was directed towards his fans.
Smith talked about how, in the past, they didn’t feel comfortable enough to have their shirt off in public like at a pool or beach. “Feel so good to have my top off on holiday. Spent all my life hiding my body from the sun. The last year my skin has been soaking in that LIGHT.”
Smith spoke about wanting their fans to see themselves in that same light. He urged them to push against the negative emotions that can often cloud joy. “Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from feeling that kiss from above you beautiful humans,” they said.
Many stars showed their support for SMith, including Munroe Bergdorf, Parson James, and recent Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton.
This isn’t the first time that Smith opened up about their struggles with body positivity and self-love. Throughout 2019, Smith used their Instagram page to speak about the evolution of their own self-image and how they had come to love their body. “Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and they body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things,” they wrote in a post last February.
We all could use this incredibly heart-warming post. Thank you, Sam Smith!