Every time we talk about Chrissy Metz, we get a boost of the good vibes – because she’s such a warm and positive influence on other people. In a letter shared with, Metz shared a powerful letter to her teenage self — the one who struggled with insecurity and body image issues — and compared herself to the popular girls in school.

After starting off with a casual, “Hey girl, hey!” Metz tells her younger self that she is “just as important and beautiful as Amy, the most gorgeous cheerleader in your entire school, even if your hair isn’t the perfect natural shade of honey blonde or because your clothes aren’t from Guess or that your curves look VERY different from hers.”

We love this approach, because Metz has had her fair share of ups and downs, but emerged ultimately on top due to her persistence and passion.

via giphyMetz encouraged her younger self to “allow every smile, frown, and town you drive through to open your mind, but never close your heart.” That’s brilliant advice, no matter where we’re at in life.

You can read the whole essay here. Mandy Moore and Susan Kelechi are also sharing letters to their teenage selves as part of People’s World’s Most Beautiful spread.

Thanks for opening up, Chrissy! You’re always on hand to be real and remind us that we’re the masters of our own universe — and we couldn’t be more grateful.